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

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Articles

  • 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
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 427453
  • - Research Article

Relationship between Synthesis Conditions and Photocatalytic Activity of Nanocrystalline TiO2

Yosep Han | Hyung-Seok Kim | Hyunjung Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 475430
  • - Research Article

Photoelectrochemical Properties of Supported on -Based Thin Films Converted from Self-Assembled Hydrogen Titanate Nanotube Powders

Kyung-Jong Noh | Hyo-Jin Oh | ... | Sun-Jae Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 586526
  • - Research Article

MWCNT-Based Ag2S-TiO2 Nanocomposites Photocatalyst: Ultrasound-Assisted Synthesis, Characterization, and Enhanced Catalytic Efficiency

Lei Zhu | Ze-Da Meng | Won-Chun Oh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 718214
  • - Research Article

Dispersion and Stabilization of Photocatalytic TiO2 Nanoparticles in Aqueous Suspension for Coatings Applications

Siti Hajar Othman | Suraya Abdul Rashid | ... | Norhafizah Abdullah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 413542
  • - Research Article

Degradation of Semiconductor Manufacturing Wastewater by Using a Novel Magnetic Composite TiO2/Fe3O4 Photoreactor Design

Chen-Yu Chang | Yung-Hsu Hsieh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 762510
  • - Research Article

Highly Ordered Macropore Arrays as Transparent Photocatalysts

Yuan Dong | Junfeng Chao | ... | Di Chen

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