Special Issue "Nanostructured Materials for Carbon Neutrality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 2152
2. College of Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
Interests: nanomaterials; energy materials; environmental materials; computational materials science; DFT
Due to the excessive fossil fuel consumptions, climate change caused by global warming has been increasingly a threat to our life, with weather conditions such as drought, floods, heat waves, heavy rain and landslides becoming more frequent. Some other serious consequences of global warming include rising sea levels, ocean acidification and loss of biodiversity. In order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, carbon neutrality by mid-21st century is essential, which is the target set in the Paris agreement signed by 195 countries.
This topic of the special issue of Nanomaterials is “Nanostructured Materials for Carbon Neutrality“, mainly focused on the design, synthesis/fabrications, and computational/theoretical studies of nanostructured materials for carbon neutrality. This special issue particularly welcomes experimental and theoretical work of interdisciplinary nature across basic science and engineering disciplines. The areas include but are not limited to nanostructured materials and composites for:
- Novel carbon neutral science and technology to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions;
- Renewable energy technology to replace fossil-fuel consumptions;
- Carbon capture, storage, and utilization;
- Electrocatalytical/photocatalytical CO2 reduction reactions (CO2RR);
- Novel Nitrogen reduction reactions (NRR) at ambient condition, oxygen reduction reactions (ORR), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER);
- Rechargable battery materials including electrolytes, electodes, and separators.
Prof. Dr. Yan Zhao
Dr. Qiu He
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- hierarchical materials
- fuel cells
- air pollution control
- carbon capture
- gas storage
- fuel production
- CO2 utilization
- clean water
- density functional theory
- molecular dynamics