Special Issue "The Potential Mechanisms and Functional Materials Design in Photocatalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 4556
Developing highly efficient photocatalysts for the conversion of solar energy to clean energy is a promising strategy for solving the global energy and climate crises. The design of functional materials such as plasmonic nanostructures and elucidating fundamental electronic structures, especially the underlying dynamical mechanisms and light–matter interactions, are crucial to improving photoconversion efficiency. The interfacial charge transfer of photoexcited carriers to adsorbed molecules is also important for photocatalysis reactions. The present Special Issue in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences aims to provide insights to the international community working in the areas of electronic structures of plasmonic nanostructures; band-gap engineering for semiconducting materials; light–matter interactions; ultrafast dynamics of photoexcited charge carriers; and plasmon-mediated photodecomposition of molecules.
Topics of interest for the Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Physical chemistry of low-dimensional materials;
- Design, fabrication, analysis;
- Multiscale modeling in functional materials;
- Applications in the fields of energy and environment.
Prof. Dr. Shunfang Li
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- electronic structure
- charge transfer dynamics
- light-matter interaction
- low-dimensional material