Journal of Nanomaterials

Synthesis, Characterization, Properties, and Applications of Nanosized Photocatalytic Materials


Publishing date
26 Oct 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
08 Jun 2012

Lead Editor

1State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Material Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China

2Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA

3Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China

4School of Chemistry and Environment, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China


Synthesis, Characterization, Properties, and Applications of Nanosized Photocatalytic Materials

Description

Recently, the research on semiconductor photocatalytic materials has attracted worldwide interests because of their potential in solving global energy and environmental problems by effective utilization of solar energy. However, the photocatalytic activity of semiconductor photocatalysts should be further improved from the utilitarian and commercial viewpoints. Nanoscale and nanostructured photocatalytic materials with novel properties (e.g., enhanced light absorption, quantum confinement, high specific surface area and tunable surface-to-volume ratio, hierarchical porous structures, etc.) create tremendous opportunities in extending their applications in various fields such as water and air purification, photocatalytic disinfection, photocatalytic hydrogen generation, and dye-sensitized solar cells. A rapid growth of these applications indicates a need for the assessment of potential risk of nanomaterials to environment and organisms.

The recent advances in the area of nanosized photocatalytic materials inspired us to edit this special issue of Journal of Nanomaterials, which is devoted to their synthesis, characterization, properties, risk assessment, and applications. To achieve this purpose, we cordially invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate further activities in this area and improve our understanding of the key scientific problems in nanosized photocatalytic materials. We are particularly interested in articles describing the new methods for the synthesis of nanosized photocatalytic materials with novel morphology, exposed active facets, and nanoporous structures, which may greatly benefit their photocatalytic performance. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Synthesis, surface modification, and recent developments in nanosized photocatalytic materials
  • Synthesis of nanostructured and nanoporous photocatalytic materials with novel morphology
  • Characterization of nanosized photocatalytic materials
  • Electronic properties and photochemistry of nanosized photocatalytic materials
  • Nanosized photocatalytic materials for hydrogen production, solar cells, environmental applications, disinfection, and so on
  • The bioeffects, biosafety, and potential toxicity of nanosized photocatalytic materials

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 783686
  • - Editorial

Synthesis, Characterization, Properties, and Applications of Nanosized Photocatalytic Materials

Jiaguo Yu | Mietek Jaroniec | ... | Wenhong Fan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 656353
  • - Research Article

Structural Characterisation of ZnO Particles Obtained by the Emulsion Precipitation Method

Agnieszka Kołodziejczak-Radzimska | Ewa Markiewicz | Teofil Jesionowski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 949764
  • - Research Article

Immobilized TiO2 for Phenol Degradation in a Pilot-Scale Photocatalytic Reactor

Sylwia Mozia | Piotr Brożek | ... | Antoni W. Morawski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 621254
  • - Research Article

Effect of Preparation Parameters on Photoactivity of BiVO4 by Hydrothermal Method

Qingyun Chen | Miao Zhou | ... | Dengwei Jing
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 316173
  • - Research Article

Influence of Selected Alkoxysilanes on Dispersive Properties and Surface Chemistry of Titanium Dioxide and TiO2–SiO2 Composite Material

Katarzyna Siwińska-Stefańska | Filip Ciesielczyk | ... | Teofil Jesionowski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 310514
  • - Research Article

Influence of Annealing and UV Irradiation on Hydrophilicity of Ag- T i O 𝟐 Nanostructured Thin Films

Fanming Meng | Zhaoqi Sun | Xueping Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 720491
  • - Research Article

Enhanced Visible-Light Photocatalytic Performance of Nanosized Anatase TiO2 Doped with CdS Quantum Dots for Cancer-Cell Treatment

Kangqiang Huang | Li Chen | ... | Jianwen Xiong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 415370
  • - Research Article

Enhancement of Electron Transfer Efficiency in Solar Cells Based on PbS QD/N719 Dye Cosensitizers

Yanyan Gao | Xiaoping Zou | ... | Hongquan Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 252894
  • - Research Article

Impact of Ge4+ Ion as Structural Dopant of Ti4+ in Anatase: Crystallographic Translation, Photocatalytic Behavior, and Efficiency under UV and VIS Irradiation

Václav Štengl | Tomáš Matys Grygar | ... | Snejana Bakardjieva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 398720
  • - Research Article

Enhanced Oxidative Stress and Physiological Damage in Daphnia magna by Copper in the Presence of Nano-TiO2

W. H. Fan | M. M. Cui | ... | X. P. Yang
Journal of Nanomaterials
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