Special Issue "Recent Advances in Plasma Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 3826
Interests: carbonaceous materials; nanomaterials; adsorption; catalysis; surface chemistry
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The plasma state, especially when combined with solid surfaces, offers almost unlimited possibilities in terms of reactions. Hence, reactions at the interface with plasma are gaining increasing interest, not only for surface modification but also for the conversion of various gases.
Some of the simplest processes harnessing the plasma environment include solid-surface oxidation or reduction, thin solid metallic or non-metallic film formation, CO2 splitting or its hydrogenation to value-added chemicals and fuels, NH3 cracking, N2 fixation for NH3 or NOx synthesis, CH4 conversion into higher hydrocarbons, or VOC removal.
Thermodynamically impossible or difficult reactions become able to proceed at ambient pressure and temperature, thanks to the application of plasma catalysis due to the excitation of the gas molecules.
Although growing interest in reactions under a plasma state is observed in the literature, the mechanisms governing the synergy between the catalyst surface and excited particles are not yet understood, as the system is very complicated. Additional complexity arises from feedback as excited particles affect the catalyst surface and vice versa.
Further research is needed to better understand plasma–solid surface interactions, for discovering new applications and improving those that are already known.
The objective of the current Special Issue is to present the latest achievements in the field of plasma–solid surface interactions. These processes feature prominently worldwide in the field of catalysis. The main goal of this Special Issue of IJMS is to publish original research and short review articles that address the synthesis, structure, applications, and challenges of novel materials/catalysts working under plasma conditions and that reflect the state of the art in these applications.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Marek Wiśniewski
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- plasma modification
- plasma catalysis
- surface chemistry
- surface physics