Non-CRM Nanocatalysts for Electrochemical/Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalytic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2024) | Viewed by 143

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Interests: renewable energy; electrochemistry; photoelectrolysis; electrolysis; fuel cells; batteries
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, the escalating demand for clean and sustainable energy sources has propelled water-splitting technologies to the forefront of research and development. Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical water splitting offer promising pathways for generating hydrogen, a versatile and zero-emission energy carrier. However, the efficient utilization of catalysts is paramount to the success of these processes.

The primary objectives of this Special Issue are as follows:

  • The development of non-critical raw material (CRM) nanocatalysts—Our focus will be on the synthesis and characterization of nanocatalysts that do not rely on critical raw materials, with the aim of ensuring a sustainable and economically viable solution for large-scale implementation.
  • Enhanced efficiency and durability—We will strive to develop catalysts with improved efficiency, stability, and durability under the harsh operating conditions associated with electrochemical and photoelectrochemical water splitting.
  • Technological Integration—This Special Issue will also explore methods for seamlessly integrating these nanocatalysts into existing water-splitting systems, ensuring compatibility with current industrial processes.

This Special Issue will involve a multi-disciplinary approach, combining expertise in materials science, electrochemistry, nanotechnology, and catalysis. The experimental work will encompass the synthesis, characterization, and testing of non-CRM nanocatalysts, while computational modeling will provide valuable insights into the catalytic mechanisms.

Dr. Stefano Trocino
Guest Editor

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  • water splitting
  • hydrogen
  • electrolysis
  • photo-electrolysis
  • nanocatalyst
  • non-CRM materials

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