Special Issue "Photoactive Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2020.
Interests: nanomaterials; photocatalyst; solar energy conversion; zwitterionic polymers
The aim of this Special Issue is to deliver recent research progress in the field of photoactive nanomaterials to the scientific community. This Special Issue focuses on photoactive nanomaterials from fundamental research to their applications. Included are the fundamental study of photoactive nanomaterials in solar energy conversion starting with light harnessing, charge separation/recombination, and catalytic reaction kinetics, as well as their various applications including energy, environmental, and catalytic. Applications in the energy field include photovoltaic use, as well as fuel generation from watersplitting, biomass, carbon dioxide, nitrogen conversion, etc. Environmental applications include photo degradation of organic and inorganic pollutants. Some examples of catalytic applications include photocatalytic conversion of biomass-derived platform molecules, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen. The application of the photoactive nanomaterials is not limited to the above three fields. The fundamental study of photoactive nanomaterials can experimental and theoretical investigations of solar energy conversion, including photovoltaic and photocatalytic mechanisms using different simulation software from material design to reaction kinetics. The scope of this Special Issue can have photoactive nanomaterial synthesis, a basic study of the solar energy conversion process with simulations, and applications including environmental, catalytic, photovoltaic, and solar fuel generation. Other research areas of photoactive nanomaterials are also welcomed. Manuscripts can be review, research and communications.
Dr. Nurxat Nuraje
Manuscript Submission Information
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- photoelectrochemical cell
- charge separation
- light harnessing
- solar to hydrogen efficiency
- hydrogen generation
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: White Light emission by one pot encapsulation of commercial dyes into small pore-size aluminophosphate
Authors: Rebeca Sola-Llano, Ainhoa Oliden, Almudena Alfayate, Luis Gómez-Hortigüela, Joaquín Pariente, Teresa Arbeloa, Eduard Fron,* and Virginia Martínez-Martínez*
Affiliation: -Departamento de Química Física, Universidad del País Vasco, UPV/EHU, Apartado 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain. -Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica-CSIC, C/Marie Curie 2, 28049, Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain -Department of Chemistry, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F, B-3001Heverlee, Belgium
Abstract: By the simultaneous combination of rationally chosen dyes, emitting in the blue, green and red region of the electromagnetic spectrum, into the narrow channels of the AEL-zeolitic type structure MgAPO-11, a solid-state system with efficient white light emission under UV excitation is achieved. The dyes herein selected are acridine (AC), pyronin Y (PY) and LDS 722, combination that allows a white fluorescence by means of a partial FRET energy transfer between them. A straightforward synthesis through the one-pot occlusion of the chromophores, after the optimization of the initial dye proportion in the synthesis gel, is proposed to attain a resultant hybrid system with high quality white light emission.