Special Issue "Advances in Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation and CO2 Reduction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 640
Interests: photocatalysis; electrocatalysis; photoelectrocatalysis; CO2 reduction; water splitting; chemical energy conversion; artificial photosynthesis
Solar energy conversion and utilization have undergone great development in the past few years. The study of novel photocatalytic materials and their surfaces has led to many exciting advancements in the field of catalysis. Photocatalysis is an emerging technique for converting solar energy into renewable and storable chemical energy in chemical bonds. Solar-driven hydrogen generation and CO2 reduction is one of the most promising techniques for future energy consumption, and various new methods and sustainable efforts have been developed. Thus far, a great number of homogeneous systems, nano-systems, and polymer systems have been proven effective in photocatalytic reactions due to their unique catalytic properties and the ideal bandgap of the material structure, acting as a milestone for future studies. The effective development of photocatalytic activity is enabled by the tunable electronic structure, ideal bandgap, flexibility for doping and defect formation, and the presence of highly active sites in novel photocatalytic materials. There are many promising materials that will continue to help in addressing the current worldwide energy issue.
This Special Issue aims to summarize the progress and advances in the development of new photocatalysts and photocatalytic systems for hydrogen generation and CO2 reduction. You are invited to submit contributions presenting your recent research articles, reviews, and brief communications revealing new trends in the research on photocatalytic hydrogen generation and CO2 reduction. Hence, immense challenges and opportunities remain in realizing this technology for large-scale practical applications in the decontamination of the environment and the generation of clean energy.
Dr. Heng Rao
Dr. Zhiyuan Wang
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- water splitting
- CO2 reduction
- solar energy
- energy conversion