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Special Issue "Metal Catalysts for Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 1404
Special Issue Editors
Interests: materials synthesis; innovative approach in electrocatalysts; hydrogen evolution reaction; oxygen evolution reaction; water splitting; nanometals
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Special Issue Information
Hydrogen energy is known as the next generation of secondary clean energy, but the cost of hydrogen preparation has always been a bottleneck hindering the large-scale application of hydrogen energy, especially green hydrogen production. While hydrogen fuel can be produced in a more environmentally friendly way through the electrolysis of water, fossil fuels are still currently used in the hydrogen-powered production chain. Therefore, the energy used for hydrogen fuel production must be produced using green technologies to ensure that hydrogen fuel vehicles are considered a better environmental choice. Water molecules are a very abundant source of green hydrogen, and thus determining a way to make the hydrogen extraction reaction from water happen at a lower temperature with high efficiency has always been a challenge for researchers worldwide.
At present, the universal catalyst for hydrogen production in electrolyzed water is Pt/C, but its cost is high and it is difficult to apply on a large scale. Preparing high-performance, high-stability catalysts with inexpensive non-precious-metal catalysts is a challenge. Aiming at the major strategic goals of energy and the environment, it is necessary to deeply explore the relationship between the structure and performance of heterogeneous metal catalysts to develop new catalytic materials, from exploring key scientific issues to solving practical application problems. For this Special Issue of Metals, we welcome reviews and articles on the principles, theoretical calculation, material preparation and characterization, and applications of hydrogen metal catalysts.
Dr. Chao Huang
Guest Editor Assistant
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- metal catalysts
- materials synthesis
- hydrogen evolution reaction
- oxygen evolution reaction
- water splitting
- alloys and compounds