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Quantum Materials in Catalysis

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Emergence of different quantum materials, which are correlated systems with interesting electronic and topological properties, opened the possibilities of testing their applications in various catalysis. Interesting electron correlation and surface electronic properties of these quantum materials, which include different strongly correlated materials, topological materials, and graphene-like interesting band structure occupying materials, can display tunable catalytic activities where the novel concepts such as spin-assisted catalysis can be implemented. Apart from their fundamental interests, these novel catalysis approaches may work in low energies with high efficacy and can be triggered by renewable stimulus such as light, as in the case of perovskite. In general, there has been an agreement that only the surface participates in catalytic processes. Hence, tuning the preferential exposure of surface with certain ions and planes in a solid can augment the whole process. Single atom site catalysis is another novel concept emerged in recent days. There are enormous possibilities in engineering materials and their surface states to develop highly efficient catalysts for next generation devices which are devoid of precious metals. This Research Topic will be looking those different aspects of highly correlated materials and their potential in energy devices.

The Research Topic is aimed to have a collection of ‘strongly correlated materials’ assisted catalysis, where different types of materials having different physical properties and functionalities will be discussed. The catalysis processes of interest will be those that are beneficial for next generation energy devices. Both homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis will be discussed in this Research Topic, and a broad coverage in terms of materials is desirable. The Research Topic will be focusing on both experimental and theoretical aspects of catalysis, and preference will be given to those which execute catalysis reactions using a direct renewable energy source. Materials of interest include magnetic materials, topological crystals, graphene-like layered special electronic materials, strongly correlated perovskites etc. and both theoretical and experimental aspects of their catalysis will be considered. Original Research, Review, Perspective, and Mini-Reviews are all welcome.


Keywords: catalysis, strongly correlated materials, topological materials, electronic materials, perovskite


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.

Emergence of different quantum materials, which are correlated systems with interesting electronic and topological properties, opened the possibilities of testing their applications in various catalysis. Interesting electron correlation and surface electronic properties of these quantum materials, which include different strongly correlated materials, topological materials, and graphene-like interesting band structure occupying materials, can display tunable catalytic activities where the novel concepts such as spin-assisted catalysis can be implemented. Apart from their fundamental interests, these novel catalysis approaches may work in low energies with high efficacy and can be triggered by renewable stimulus such as light, as in the case of perovskite. In general, there has been an agreement that only the surface participates in catalytic processes. Hence, tuning the preferential exposure of surface with certain ions and planes in a solid can augment the whole process. Single atom site catalysis is another novel concept emerged in recent days. There are enormous possibilities in engineering materials and their surface states to develop highly efficient catalysts for next generation devices which are devoid of precious metals. This Research Topic will be looking those different aspects of highly correlated materials and their potential in energy devices.

The Research Topic is aimed to have a collection of ‘strongly correlated materials’ assisted catalysis, where different types of materials having different physical properties and functionalities will be discussed. The catalysis processes of interest will be those that are beneficial for next generation energy devices. Both homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis will be discussed in this Research Topic, and a broad coverage in terms of materials is desirable. The Research Topic will be focusing on both experimental and theoretical aspects of catalysis, and preference will be given to those which execute catalysis reactions using a direct renewable energy source. Materials of interest include magnetic materials, topological crystals, graphene-like layered special electronic materials, strongly correlated perovskites etc. and both theoretical and experimental aspects of their catalysis will be considered. Original Research, Review, Perspective, and Mini-Reviews are all welcome.


Keywords: catalysis, strongly correlated materials, topological materials, electronic materials, perovskite


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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12 February 2021 Manuscript Extension

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12 February 2021 Manuscript Extension

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