Special Issue "New Horizons in Nano-Structured Photocatalysts: Synthesis and Applications"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Synthesis, Interfaces and Nanostructures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
Guest Editor
Biorefining and Advanced Materials Research Centre, SRUC, Edinburgh EH9 3JG, UK
Interests: biorefining, chemistry, nanotechnology, biomass, and waste; biomedical engineering; composites; sensors; manufacturing of functional materials; aerospace materials; nanomaterials; renewable energy; smart materials; surface engineering; water science and engineering; additive manufacturing of polymers and composites; multifunctional polymer composites and nanocomposites: self-healing, nanoelectronic materials; hydrogels; membranes; nanofiber; manufacturing technology and photocatalysts
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since solar energy is infinite, abundant and widely distributed, it is one of the most attractive renewable replacement for fossil fuels. Photocatalysis facilitates the direct transformation of solar energy into chemical energy. In the last few decades, significant progress has been made in the development of different kinds of nanostructured photocatalysts for several applications. Significant knowledge has been reported on the structure–performance relationship in photocatalysts. However, the development of effective nanostructured photocatalysts and their applications remains challenging. Therefore, this Special Issue of Nanomaterials will cover the most recent advancements in nanostructured photocatalysts. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Synthesis and characterization of different kinds of nanostructured photocatalysts;
  • Rational design and understanding of nanostructured photocatalysts;
  • Fundamental investigation of photocatalytic mechanism, and kinetics;
  • New insights into the photocatalytic reactions;  
  • Nanostructures photocatalysts for water treatment;
  • Theoretical and computational studies on catalyst design and mechanistic understanding;
  • Other emerging photocatalytic applications toward the production of renewable energy, environmental remediation, and beyond;
  • Machine-learning-assisted studies on photocatalytic nanomaterials.

Prof. Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Photocatalysts
  • Nanostructures
  • Doped photocatalysts
  • Environment
  • Water treatment
  • Pollutant removal
  • Solar energy conversion
  • Solar fuel production
  • Self-cleaning coating
  • Photocatalytic reactors
  • Photocatalysts for industrially important reactions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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