Advanced Materials and Methods for Heterogeneous Catalysis
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 767
Interests: photocatalysis; surface functionalization; photo-electrocatalysis
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Heterogeneous catalysis is among the most dynamic fields in materials and surface science that encompasses both the fundamentals of chemistry and physics perspective and the practical side of applied research. The quest for improving the performance of heterogeneous catalysts and enhancing their selectivity or even sustainability, through advanced methods for their functionalization of established catalysts, or lower-cost alternatives, based on novel materials, has kept a constant influx of research activity in the literature. Thus, the aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for the popularization of the latest ideas and propositions for advanced functionalization methods and novel materials with an application for heterogeneous catalysis. The Special Issue is open for original submissions of research articles and review papers that are focused on, but not strictly limited to, topics such as:
- Materials with a tunable structure for catalytic application, e.g., metal organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolites, self-organized anodic oxide layers, 2D-nanomaterials, etc.
- Materials for photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis, e.g., photocatalysts, plasmonic nanocatalysts, heterogeneous Fenton catalysts, etc.
- Materials and methods for surface functionalization of catalysts and catalyst supports, e.g., co-catalyst functionalization, heterojunction formation, single-atom catalysts, etc.
- Methods for the characterization of heterogeneous catalysts and surface chemical transformations—in situ and operando approaches and micro-kinetic modelling of catalyzed reactions.
- Novel in silico methods for the purposeful design of functional heterogeneous catalysts, e.g., based on quantum-chemical calculations, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Bozhidar Stefanov
Dr. Hristo Kolev
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- advanced materials for heterogeneous catalysis
- functionalization and modification methods in catalysis
- methods for screening of catalytic activity and selectivity
- surface chemistry in catalysis
- computational methods in catalysis