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Nanocarbon Based Electrocatalysts

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Nanocarbon materials, or carbonaceous nanomaterials, including graphene, carbon nanotubes, mesoporous carbon, and carbon quantum dots, have shown great potential in electrocatalysis due to the high electric conductivity, chemical stability, and high surface area. Electrocatalysts based on active carbon materials are widely used in industrial production and new energy devices. How to design, synthesize and apply these carbonaceous nanomaterials to meet the requirements raised by new energy storage materials or industrial electrocatalysis remains a challenge.

This Research Topic aims to gather the recent achievements in this fast-developing area, to summarize the applications in new areas, including energy conversion devices (e.g. fuel cell, metal-O2, Li-S battery, etc.) and industrial applications (chloro-alkali electrolysis, water splitting, etc.), to provide insights and perspectives for future research.

Areas of interest could include but are not limited to:

• New methods for low-cost, high quality, large scale production of highly active carbonaceous electrocatalysts.
• New applications of using nanocarbon electrocatalysts for highly efficient electrocatalysis
• New methods for identifying the active sites and catalytic processes of carbonaceous materials.
• New combinations of nanocarbon materials with other metals or non-metal doping elements for improving the electrocatalytic properties.


Keywords: Nanocarbon, Carbonaceous, Electrocatalyst, Graphene, Catalytic


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Nanocarbon materials, or carbonaceous nanomaterials, including graphene, carbon nanotubes, mesoporous carbon, and carbon quantum dots, have shown great potential in electrocatalysis due to the high electric conductivity, chemical stability, and high surface area. Electrocatalysts based on active carbon materials are widely used in industrial production and new energy devices. How to design, synthesize and apply these carbonaceous nanomaterials to meet the requirements raised by new energy storage materials or industrial electrocatalysis remains a challenge.

This Research Topic aims to gather the recent achievements in this fast-developing area, to summarize the applications in new areas, including energy conversion devices (e.g. fuel cell, metal-O2, Li-S battery, etc.) and industrial applications (chloro-alkali electrolysis, water splitting, etc.), to provide insights and perspectives for future research.

Areas of interest could include but are not limited to:

• New methods for low-cost, high quality, large scale production of highly active carbonaceous electrocatalysts.
• New applications of using nanocarbon electrocatalysts for highly efficient electrocatalysis
• New methods for identifying the active sites and catalytic processes of carbonaceous materials.
• New combinations of nanocarbon materials with other metals or non-metal doping elements for improving the electrocatalytic properties.


Keywords: Nanocarbon, Carbonaceous, Electrocatalyst, Graphene, Catalytic


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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23 November 2020 Manuscript
22 December 2020 Manuscript Extension

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22 December 2020 Manuscript Extension

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