Syntheses, Characterizations and Reactivities of Heterogeneous Catalysts: From Fundamentals to Materials

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Energy Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2024 | Viewed by 205

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Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
Interests: atomically dispersed supported metal catalysts; heterogeneous catalysis; nanomaterials; X-ray absorption spectroscopy; surface chemistry
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Stanford Materials Science and Engineering,Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94305, USA
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; surface science; in-situ spectroscopies; physical chemistry

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College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
Interests: electrochemical catalysis; nanomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Heterogeneous catalysis is  the  central  enabling technology of fuel  conversion,  chemical  production,  and  the clean-up of vehicular  and  power  plant emissions. Over the past few decades, significant progress and breakthroughs have been achieved in catalyst design, and in-depth investigations on catalytic kinetics, thermodynamics, and mechanisms have been conducted. This Special Issue of Crystals aims to report on the design and novel structures of catalysts as well as energy conversion, covering a range of topics, from experimental results to theoretical discoveries.

This Special Issue invites all types of research on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Catalyst syntheses and characterizations;
  2. Heterogeneous catalysis, including thermal catalysis and electrocatalysis;
  3. Building a catalytical interfacial microenvironment;
  4. Structure–activity relationships;
  5. Reaction kinetics;
  6. Theoretical studies on electronic structures, bonding behaviors, and mechanism studies.

Dr. Yizhen Chen
Dr. Xiao Zhao
Dr. Chunyan Shang
Guest Editors

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  • catalyst design
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • interfacial microenvironment
  • regulation of catalytic active centers
  • reaction kinetics
  • in situ techniques
  • theoretical studies

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