About this Research Topic
In view of the rapid urbanization and industrialization, there is a need for innovative energy technologies which can provide clean, green and eco-friendly solutions to meet end user requirements. Energy has become unquestionably one of the magnificent challenges for a sustainable environment and society. The economic development and social prosperity of the current world strongly depend on sustainable energy conversion and storage. Among the green hydrogen generation methods, electrochemical, photoelectrochemical, photoelectrocatalytic and photocatalytic methods have become an ideal solution, because these convert solar energy into clean energy without any pollution, and there is no intermediate energy conversion process, so it is green and efficient. Semiconductor-based nanomaterials have received wonderful interest owing to their unique catalytic performance, energy storage capacity, electrical/mechanical properties, durability, high surface area, crystallinity etc. and behavior contributed through complex synergy of bulk/interfacial properties for efficient energy conversion and storage.
This Research Topic is planned to attract submissions on the recent developments in synthesis, preparation and optimization of nanostructured materials for energy harvesting applications. The editorial team is ambitious to formulate a top-quality Research Topic which will serve as the “go-to” resource for researchers working in the field, facilitating further improvements in energy production and utilization for end users. The Topic Editors particularly welcome Original Research and Review articles from researchers, academics, industrialists, policy makers, government agencies, and other stakeholders, dealing with but not limited to the following research areas:
1. Nanostructured energy materials for battery applications, such as electrode and solid-state electrolyte materials
2. Nanostructured energy materials for supercapacitors
3. Nanostructured electrocatalysts for effective electrocatalysis in oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution reactions for fuel cells and metal–air batteries
4. Hydrogen production through advanced technologies
5. Solar-water splitting including heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalysis
Keywords: hydrogen energy, photoelectrochemical, nanomaterials, energy conversion, energy storage
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