Special Issue "Photo/Electrochemical Properties and Applications of Inorganic Nanomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2022) | Viewed by 4824
Interests: energy materials; photo-electrocatalysis materials, advanced nanofunctional materials; nanomaterial physics; MXenes (all 2D materials); unique carbon nanostructures (all carbon allotropes); clean energy conversion; storage; photoelectrochemical water splitting; hydrogen fuel
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Interests: electrochemical science and technology; M-ion batteries; supercapacitors; dye-sensitized solar cells; nanosensors; nanocomposites; nanofibrous membranes for wound healing and water purification; shelf-life improvement of fruits and vegetables; anticorrosive paints; anticorrosive packaging materials for metals
Given the rapidly changing global climate, advanced inorganic nanomaterials are in demand and essential in applications involving state-of-the-art clean energy and environmental remediation technology. The nanotechnology of these (0–3D) inorganic nanomaterials involves manipulating materials at the nanoscale, reducing their size in nano dimensions and atomic/molecular clusters. As a result, their optical, magnetic, electrical, and electrochemical properties vary from those of the bulk materials irrespective of their position in the periodic table. The combination of those advanced nanomaterials, e.g., MXene, MOF/COF, and novel carbon nanostructures such as carbon nano-onions (CNO) and graphene nanoplatelets (GNP), could be a game changer for novel electrochemical applications. The clean and environmentally friendly electrochemical process and its technologies are preferred. The 2D advanced nanofunctional materials are observed to have unique structural and electrochemical properties at interfaces. At the same time, their corresponding oxides/sulfides/phosphides show exciting and complex electrochemical responses due to their variable redox states.
The presence of photons or their irradiation in the existing electrochemical system makes it more complex and nonlinear. However, in situ electrochemical tools paired with computational techniques are available for use in understanding the complexity. Even fractional atomic alteration through doping can lead to significantly modified opto-electrochemical properties. Doping with unique nanocarbons, such as CNO and GNP, of a few atomic percent could result in excellent metal-free carbocatalysts for environmental remediation.
This Special Issue of the MDPI journal Materials represents an excellent opportunity to explore the unexplored complex photoelectrochemical properties/applications of advanced inorganic nanomaterials. We as Editors are inviting materials scientists, physicists, chemists, chemical engineers, and electrochemists to come forward and contribute to resolving the challenges and revealing the undiscovered potentiality of all 2D nanomaterials, oxides/sulfide/phosphides, MOFs/COFs, LDHs, MXenes, CNOs, GNPs, and all other carbon nanostructures for photoelectrochemical investigations. You are welcome to submit your original research or review articles on the below topics, though are not by any means restricted to these topics so long as your submission concerns inorganic nanomaterials and their photoelectrochemical properties.
Dr. Debananda Mohapatra
Prof. Dr. Subramania Angaiah
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- nanoenergy materials
- nanomaterials science and technology
- MXene (all 2D materials) applications
- LDH and MOF/COF advanced nanostructures
- all carbon nanostructures
- mono/bi/ternary metal oxides/sulfides/phosphides
- solar cells