Special Issue "Chemistry at Surfaces: Key Aspects in Materials Design and Catalysis"

A special issue of Surfaces (ISSN 2571-9637).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 433

Special Issue Editor

Department Chemistry Science, University of Padua, Via Marzolo 1, I-35131 Padua, Italy
Interests: 2D materials; transition metal dichalcogenides; electronic properties; heterogenoeus catalysis; metal organic frameworks; electrocatalysis; green chemistrys, metal organic frameworks, electrocatalysis, green chemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Surface Chemistry is a pivotal topic at the basis of many disciplines, such as catalysis, sensors, tribology, electrochemistry, biotechnologies, etc. In the context of materials science, surfaces are key to controlling both functional properties and interaction with the environment, and therefore, a fundamental understanding of the structural and chemical properties of surfaces, as well as the ability to design their features at the nanoscale are the cornerstone for the development of a wide gamut of applied materials.

The close intertwining between surfaces and applications is central in many new technologies that are being developed to face global challenges such as CO2 capture and storage, production of clean energy and its efficient conversion, and environmental remediation, to name just a few.

This Special Issues aims to collect original research works, reviews, and perspectives on the multifaceted topic of the surface chemistry of materials. Potential topics of this Special Issue include but are not limited to heterogeneous catalysis encompassing thermal catalysis and (photo)electrocatalysis, unconventional synthesis methods able to control morphology, advances in surface sensitive characterization techniques, materials with functional surfaces (including thin films, 2D materials shape controlled materials, etc.), and the study of complex interfaces (bio-interfaces, heterostructures, multiphasic materials, advanced composites).

The occasion behind this Special Issue is the conference “Chemistry at Surfaces: Key Aspects in Materials Design and Catalysis, an international Workshop in honor of Elio Giamello and Gaetano Granozzi” (https://paracat.eu/wp/workshop-on-chemistry-at-the-surface/), which aims to celebrate the important scientific contributions by these researchers to surface and materials chemistry and, same as this Special Issue, to provide an updated and comprehensive perspective on the most recent trends and new discoveries in materials science on the study of surfaces and their properties.

Dr. Stefano Agnoli
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • heterogeneous catalysis (thermal, photo-, and electrocatalysis)
  • surface/interface characterization techniques
  • shape/morphology-controlled materials
  • functional surfaces: sensors, environment remediation, biomaterials
  • surface reactions: theoretical investigations and model studies
  • interfaces and multiphase materials

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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