Special Issue "Design of Nanocatalysts and Electrodes: Application to Fuel Cell and Water Electrolysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 June 2021.
Interests: electrocatalysts; hybrid nanomaterials; electrode design; electrochemical analysis; fuel cells; water electrolysis; hydrogen production
As global warming becomes serious due to increased CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, the demand for alternative energy resources is continuously growing. Fuel cells such as proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) and anion-exchange membrane fuel cells (AEMFCs) using H2 as a fuel are one of the promising eco-friendly energy conversion devices since they produce electricity without pollution. Furthermore, strategies for the production and storage of H2 fuel have been extensively studied to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell systems. In fuel cell applications, to decrease the use of expensive Pt or to replace the Pt-based catalysts by non-Pt- or carbon-based catalysts, scientist have proposed new ideas centered on the modification of catalyst structures. In the field of water electrolysis research, interesting approaches for the design of novel electrode and catalyst structures have been developed.
In this Special Issue, recent advances and novel ideas regarding the design of nanomaterials and electrode structures for fuel cell and water electrolysis systems are presented. This collection also covers the electrochemical analysis of nanomaterials for H2 oxidation/evolution, O2 reduction/evolution, and methanol oxidation reactions in electrochemical energy conversion systems.
This Special Issue is open to original research articles, as well as review papers, that help researchers worldwide understand the latest trend and progress in fuel cell and water electrolysis research.
Prof. Dr. Namgee Jung
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- fabrication of electrocatalysts
- new design of electrodes & nanomaterials
- oxygen reduction reaction
- hydrogen oxidation reaction
- methanol oxidation reaction
- oxygen evolution reaction
- hydrogen evolution reaction
- fuel cell
- water electrolysis
- hydrogen production & storage