Photo/Electrocatalysis Applications: Green Processes and Sustainable Nanomaterials

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 66

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Department of Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Environment and Life, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
Interests: photo-response nanomaterials for energy and the environment; carbon dots and their applications
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Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
Interests: the chemistry of semiconductor hetero-nanostructures for clean photovoltaic energy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photo/electrocatalysis plays an important role in a diverse range of applications, including emerging technologies related to clean energy, sustainability, and the petrochemical industry, such as water splitting, CO2 reduction, nitrogen fixation, pollutant treatments, energy conversion, and organic synthesis. In nature, photosynthesis is achieved through the construction of a hierarchical nanostructure to enable broad light absorption and highly efficient charge transfer processes. In the field of energy conversion, photo/electrocatalytic systems based on rationally designed, hierarchical, nanostructured materials have emerged for the conversion of light, electric, and chemical energy. In this sense, the rational design and preparation of photo/electrocatalytic materials with tailored structures and functions and the fundamental understanding of both the materials’ work mechanism and the interfaces between solid/solid and solid/liquid systems are crucial for the development of novel photo/electrocatalytic materials, devices, and systems.

Therefore, this Special Issue provides an international platform for scholars to present and discuss their latest research and prospective experiments on nanostructured photo/electrocatalytic materials. This issue will address the latest advances in the design and construction of novel photo/electrocatalysts, our fundamental understanding of photo/electrocatalytic mechanisms, and their theoretical modeling and simulation.

Prof. Dr. Zaicheng Sun
Prof. Dr. Jiatao Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • photocatalyst
  • electrocatalyst
  • H2 production
  • CO2 reduction reaction
  • NH3 production
  • photo redox reaction

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