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Special Issue "Plasma for Energy and Catalytic Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2019).
Prof. Feng Yu Website E-Mail
The Recruitment Program of Global Experts, Key Laboratory for Green Processing of Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang Bingtuan, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832003, China
Interests: cold plasma; catalytic nanomaterials; energy nanomaterials; plasma catalysis
Nanomaterials preparation is gaining increasing interest for energy and catalytic applications, such as methane reforming, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), VOCs removal and CO preferential oxidation (PROX), etc. The plasma method allows thermodynamically and dynamically difficult reactions to proceed at low temperatures due to the activation of energetic electrons. Compared to conventional preparation methods, it has been proven to be a fast, facile and environmentally-friendly method for synthesizing highly-efficient nanomaterials. The synthesized nanomaterials generally show enhanced metal-support interactions, small sizes of metal nanoparticles, specific metal structures, abundant oxygen vacancies, etc. Therefore, they exhibit high catalytic activity and stability in energy and catalytic applications. In spite of the growing interest in plasma for energy and catalytic nanomaterials, synthesis mechanisms of nanomaterials using plasma still remains obscure due to the complicated physical and chemical reactions during plasma preparation. A great deal of research is needed to better understand the controllable preparation mechanisms of the plasma method and widen its application scope in synthesizing energy and catalytic nanomaterials. Submissions to this Special Issue are welcome in the form of original research papers or short reviews that cover the synthesis and applications of energy and catalytic nanomaterials by plasma.
Prof. Lanbo Di
Prof. Feng Yu
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- Catalytic applications
- Energy applications
- Dielectric barrier discharge