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Materials for Solar Fuels via Artificial Photosynthesis

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2024 | Viewed by 71

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State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
Interests: photocatalysis; electrocatalysis; photo-electrocatalysis; CO2 reduction; water splitting; chemical energy conversion; artificial photosynthesis
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Henan Institute of Advanced Technology, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
Interests: metal nanomaterials; single-atom catalytic materials; photocatalytic; electro-catalysis; thermo-catalysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solar energy conversion and utilization have made great progress in the past few years. Novel photocatalytic materials and their surfaces have opened up new possibilities for catalysis, which is a technique for converting solar energy into chemical bonds that can store and release energy. One of the most promising applications of photocatalysis is solar fuel generation, which can provide clean and renewable energy for future consumption. Various methods have been developed to achieve this goal, using different types of systems, such as homogeneous, nano, and polymer systems. These systems have shown high efficiency in photocatalytic reactions due to their unique properties and the ideal bandgap of the material structure. The development of photocatalytic activity depends on several factors, such as the electronic structure, bandgap, doping, defect formation, and active sites of the materials. There are many potential materials that can help to address the global energy issue.

This Special Issue invites authors to submit research articles, reviews, or brief communications that showcase the latest trends in solar fuel generation. This is a challenging but rewarding field that has immense potential for practical applications in environmental remediation and clean energy production.

Dr. Heng Rao
Dr. Zhiyuan Wang
Guest Editors

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  • photocatalysis
  • water splitting
  • CO2 reduction
  • N2 fixation
  • solar energy
  • artificial photosynthesis
  • energy conversion

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