Special Issue "Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction"

A special issue of Oxygen (ISSN 2673-9801).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Takahiro Ishizaki
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Guest Editor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo 135-8548, Japan
Interests: oxygen reduction reaction; carbon-based materials; electrocatalysts; corrosion resistance; steam coating
Dr. Gasidit Panomsuwan
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Guest Editor
Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Interests: electrocatalysts; carbon-based materials; oxygen reduction reaction; oxygen evolution reaction; energy conversion and storage

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The shortage of fossil fuels and environmental pollutants are critical issues that need to be addressed urgently. The development of energy conversion and storage devices with high efficiency, cost-effective and environmentally friendly systems has recently gained considerable attention worldwide. Among the various developed devices, polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) and metal–air batteries (MABs) are the most promising candidates for future practical use. The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), which is a crucial reaction occurring at the cathode, plays a vital role in determining the performance and reliability of PEMFCs and MABs. To date, platinum (Pt)-based materials are known as the state-of-the-art ORR catalysts due to thier high electrocatalytic activity. However, the scarcity, high cost, and instability of Pt hinder the widespread and large-scale application of PEMFCs and MABs. Although numerous highly efficient and stable Pt or non-Pt catalysts have been highly reported over the past decade, there is plenty of challenges and opportunities for further development. This Special Issue aims to acquire research articles or review articles that cover the recent progress and trends of ORR catalysts in several aspects, such as new synthesis approaches, design and modification of new catalysts, improvement of known processes, enhancement of catalytic activity and stability, and theoretical simulation.

Prof. Dr. Takahiro Ishizaki
Dr. Gasidit Panomsuwan
Guest Editors

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  • oxygen reduction reaction (ORR)
  • proton electrolyte membrane fuel cells
  • metal–air batteries
  • electrocatalysts
  • metal-free catalysts
  • heteroatom-doped carbon
  • nonprecious metal
  • Pt-based catalysts
  • Pt alloys
  • energy conversion and storage

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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