Special Issue "Metal Oxides /Metal Catalysts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 471
Interests: metal oxide; oxide nanofibers; electrospinning; nanocatalyst
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis and reaction engineering; biomass hydroconversion; inorganic nonmetallic catalysts; directed design and controllable synthesis of catalytic materials
Metals, oxides and their composite nanomaterials are the focus and material basis of nanocatalysts, which have garnered the widespread attention of researchers in chemistry, physics, materials, biology and interdisciplinary fields all over the world. In recent years, with the development of nanosynthesis, a large number of zero-dimensional (quantum dots, nanocrystals, nanospheres, etc.), one-dimensional (nanowires, nanoribbons, nanorods, nanofibers, etc.), two-dimensional (nanosheets, nanomembranes, etc.), and three-dimensional (aerogel, hydrogel, etc.) metal-oxide nanomaterials have emerged. Moreover, a variety of fine surface structures and/or secondary structures have been constructed on these novel nanomaterials, further endowed with exciting potential applications as nanocatalysts. However, the difficulty in continuous and massive production is still an important bottleneck restricting the lab-to-fab transition of these carefully designed metal-oxide nanomaterials. In addition, the complexity and dynamics of the real reaction conditions bring great challenges to the in-depth study and accurate prediction of the structure–activity relationship of nanocatalysts. New research paradigms such as in situ imaging and spectroscopy, theoretical computation and simulation, big data statistics, and high-throughput screening may help shorten iteration cycles and facilitate customized development of nanomaterials. These are currently open questions, as well as hot and timely topics. The present Special Issue on “Metal Oxides/Metal Catalysts” may become a status report summarizing the progress achieved in the last five years.
Dr. Wanlin Fu
Dr. Mei Xiang
Dr. Fanshu Ding
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- metal oxide
- synthesis of novel metal-oxide nanomaterials
- novel structured metal oxides
- mass-production of metal-oxide nanocatalysts
- catalytic properties
- metal/metal oxide interaction
- interfacial diffusion
- active sites