The electrochemical discount of carbon dioxide (CO2R) is a key know-how to fight world local weather points. By using renewable power, we will convert greenhouse gases into value-added commodity chemical substances. Whereas there was a rising variety of CO2R analysis in recent times, there are nonetheless many unanswered basic questions and engineering challenges. On a basic stage, we wish to rationally design inexpensive and secure supplies to manage the response pathway to selectively produce C2 and C3 merchandise and perceive the electrolyte ion results on the electrochemical interface. On a sensible system stage, we have to scale back carbonate formation and mass transport limitations, decrease the working cell voltage, enhance CO2 utilization and power efficiencies, and incorporate actual world CO2 streams containing SOx/NOx.
With this assortment, Communications Chemistry encourages scientists from completely different tutorial backgrounds to discover these remaining challenges within the CO2 electrochemical discount response and supply a discussion board for the CO2 neighborhood to share their newest analysis outcomes. Subjects of curiosity embrace, however aren’t restricted to, the next:
- Heterogeneous or homogeneous catalytic supplies
- Computational idea, together with DFT and finite component modeling
- Electrochemical interfaces and the electrolyte results
- In situ spectroscopic and electroanalytical strategies for mechanistic investigations
- System engineering for electrolyzer configurations
- Technoeconomic analyses of sensible CO2 electrolyzer techniques
Communications Chemistry welcomes all submission of authentic analysis articles, critiques and views associated to the theme of CO2 electrocatalytic discount.
Communications Chemistry is a selective journal from the Nature Portfolio, publishing papers which can be of considerable curiosity to different researchers engaged on the identical subject. Communications Chemistry acquired its first set of metrics in 2021, together with an Affect Issue of 6.58, a CiteScore of 5.1 and a Scimago quartile rating of Q1. The imply time to first resolution submit overview is 31 days, and the Editors intention to supply authors with well timed updates and clear editorial steerage all through the publication course of.
The group of Editors engaged on this Assortment is:
Visitor Editor Prof Ana Sofía Varela, Nationwide Autonomous College of Mexico
Visitor Editor Prof Chris Li, College at Buffalo
Senior Editor Dr Teresa Ortner, Communications Chemistry
Chief Editor Dr Victoria Richards, Communications Chemistry
See right here for full particulars: https://www.nature.com/collections/electrocatalytic-CO2-reduction
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