Special Issue "Electrochemical Surface Science: Basics and Applications"
A special issue of Surfaces (ISSN 2571-9637).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2019)
Electrochemical surface science (EC-SS) is the natural advancement of traditional surface science (where gas-vacuum/solid interfaces are studied) to liquid(solution)/electrified solid interfaces. Such a merging between two different disciplines, i.e., surface science (SS) and electrochemistry, has been officially advanced ca. three decades ago. The main peculiarity of EC-SS versus electrochemistry is the reductionist approach, inherited from SS, aiming at understanding at atomic level the microscopic processes occurring at electrodes. Few exemplar keystones tools of EC-SS are EC-scanning probe microscopies, operando and in-situ spectroscopies and electron microscopies, differential EC mass spectrometry (DEMS), etc.
Nowadays, the number of established SS research groups converted into EC-SS is not yet huge, also because the number of SS groups is itself rather limited. However, EC-SS is indirectly (and often unconsciously) receiving a great impulse from the need for a rational design of energy conversion and storage devices for next generation energetic landscape. As a matter of fact, the number of material science groups deeply involved in such a challenging field has tremendously expanded, and, within such a panorama, EC and SS investigations are intimately combined in a huge number of papers.
The aim of this Special Issue is to offer an open-access forum where researchers in the field of electrochemistry, surface science and materials science can underline the great advances that can be reached by exploiting the EC-SS approach. In this Special Issue, papers addressing both basic science and more applied issues in the field EC-SS and energy conversion and storage materials are very welcome.
Prof. Dr. Gaetano Granozzi
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Alonso-Vante
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- Advanced tools for electrochemical surface science approach
- In-situ and operando techniques
- Structural and chemical surface characterization of electrodes’ surfaces
- Materials for electrochemical energy conversion and storage
- Model and Real world electrocatalysts and photoelectrocatalysts
- Computational studies and modeling