About this Research Topic
Electrocatalysis has gained a special interest due to the growing technological interest to produce clean and efficient energy. The application of new concepts of electrocatalysis for industrial electrochemical processes has appeared as a necessity and not only attracting attention for chemists but for engineers, physicists, biochemists and surface and material scientists. There are various applications of electrocatalysis for technological electrochemical reactions. Some of them include fuel cells, batteries, electrolysers, etc. Such devices are claimed to dominate the power supply market in a future sustainable energy economy. Yet, the practical efficiencies must be boosted before many of the aforementioned technologies become viable for large-scale utilization. More active, stable, and economically viable electro-catalysts must be developed for the electrocatalytic processes occurring at practical electrodes of the cells. In this context, the research and development of efficient electro-catalysts are key points to reach this target. This Research Topic of Frontiers in Catalysis is intended to present and discuss fundamental and technical studies dealing with recent advances and developments in heterogeneous catalysis for energy applications. Full length papers, short communications and review articles are warmly invited.
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