Advances in Novel Nanostructured Materials for Electrocatalysis–Trends and Future, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy and Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 7 October 2024 | Viewed by 88

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Guest Editor
School of Metallurgical and Ecological Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: hydrogen production and storage related catalytic materials; component; devices

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Guest Editor
School of Chemical Engineering and Energy Technology, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan 523808, China
Interests: nanocatalysis; fuel cell; water electrolysis; photocatalytic fuel-conversion applications; lithium-metal batteries

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electrocatalysts play critical roles in energy and environmental applications, for example, electrocatalytic hydrogen production from water and the conversion of carbon dioxide into useful hydrocarbon fuels, providing an innovative solution for both the shortage of fossil fuels and the global warming problem. By using nanosized materials as electrocatalysts, one can expect an enhanced amount of electrocatalytic sites and reduce the amount of precious catalyst materials without sacrificing efficiency. The theoretical understanding of catalytic mechanisms and rational material design strategies are key to the successful development of inexpensive efficient electrocatalysts.

In the 2nd Edition of this Special Issue, we invite authors to contribute original research and review articles, with a particular focus on recent advancements in novel nanosized electrocatalysts for energy and environmental applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Recent developments in nanosized electrocatalysts for energy and environmental applications;
  • Theoretical calculation, simulation, and modeling;
  • Strategies for synthesis of new nanosized electrocatalysts;
  • Roles of composition, morphology, and structure of electrocatalysts;
  • Identification of electrocatalytic mechanisms;
  • Investigation of nanosized electrocatalysts for water splitting and oxygen/carbon dioxide/nitrogen electroreduction.

Dr. Gaoyang Liu
Prof. Dr. Baizeng Fang
Guest Editors

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  • electrocatalysis
  • electrochemical energy
  • water splitting
  • carbon dioxide reduction
  • hydrogen evolution
  • oxygen evolution
  • hydrogen peroxide production
  • methanol oxidation
  • remediation of water pollutants
  • electro-organosynthesis

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