International Journal of Photoenergy

Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry for Solar Fuels


Publishing date
21 Nov 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Jul 2014

Lead Editor

1Ecomaterials and Renewable Energy Research Center (ERERC), Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

2International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan

3W. M. Keck Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA


Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry for Solar Fuels

Description

The Sun generates enough energy to power the Earth. However, solar energy should be stored into chemical energy to be conveniently used due to its low energy density and discontinuous radiation. In the last several years, photocatalysis and photoelectrochemistry for solar fuels (such as hydrogen, methanol, and methane) have reattracted more and more governments’ and people’s interest from all over the world and become a very hot topic. If we utilize the abundant solar energy to convert CO2 into hydrocarbon fuels especially, it would address the problems of global climate change and solar energy storage at the same time. Recently, different new materials and ideas have been proposed and steady scientific progress has been done. However, a high-efficiency, stable, and low-cost system for solar fuels is still a key challenge. We believe that the final target can be obtained only when researchers from different fields, including chemistry, physics, materials sciences, and Engineering, work together. This special issue provides a platform and an opportunity to promote interaction and information exchange between researchers from different fields and would further expand the interest and progress in this area.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles to this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New light-capture materials, including molecular, polymer, and inorganic semiconductor
  • Homo- or heterogeneous photocatalysis for solar fuels
  • Photoelectrochemical cells for solar fuels
  • Photostability and degradation mechanism
  • Simulation theory

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijp/fuel/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 394146
  • - Research Article

Surfactant-Free Synthesis of Single Crystalline SnS2 and Effect of Surface Atomic Structure on the Photocatalytic Property

Mengyi Li | Enzuo Liu | ... | Defa Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 894396
  • - Research Article

Structure, Optical Properties, and Photocatalytic Activity towards H2 Generation and CO2 Reduction of GaN Nanowires via Vapor-Liquid-Solid Process

Hong Pang | Lequan Liu | ... | Defa Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 640928
  • - Editorial

Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemistry for Solar Fuels

Zhigang Zou | Jinhua Ye | ... | Wenjun Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 695679
  • - Research Article

Preparation of Cerium Modified Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles and Investigation of Their Visible Light Photocatalytic Performance

Jinfeng Liu | Haiyan Li | ... | Jianjun Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 149520
  • - Research Article

Bottom-Up Enhancement of g-C3N4 Photocatalytic H2 Evolution Utilising Disordering Intermolecular Interactions of Precursor

Xue Lu Wang | Wen Qi Fang | ... | Hua Gui Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 968298
  • - Research Article

Visible-Light Degradation of Dyes and Phenols over Mesoporous Titania Prepared by Using Anthocyanin from Red Radish as Template

Zhiying Yan | Wenjuan Gong | ... | Jiaqiang Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 380421
  • - Research Article

Band-Gap Engineering of NaNbO3 for Photocatalytic H2 Evolution with Visible Light

Peng Li | Hideki Abe | Jinhua Ye
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 643532
  • - Research Article

Sensitization of Perovskite Strontium Stannate SrSnO3 towards Visible-Light Absorption by Doping

Hungru Chen | Naoto Umezawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 249317
  • - Research Article

Development of Thin Film Amorphous Silicon Tandem Junction Based Photocathodes Providing High Open-Circuit Voltages for Hydrogen Production

F. Urbain | K. Wilken | ... | F. Finger
International Journal of Photoenergy
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