Powering Tomorrow: Exploring the New Special Issue on Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells

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Hydrogen, the pivotal clean energy of 21st century, is crucial for global sustainability and carbon neutrality. Its production, storage, and conversion are key technologies. Accelerating tech development is interdependent, demanding low-cost materials.

Industrial Chemistry & Materials is pleased to announce our Special Issue “Frontiers of Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell”, which gathers expert insights on hydrogen energy ecosystem’s status, directions, and breakthroughs. We aim for these articles to stress the importance of an integrated approach in addressing today’s energy challenges and offer valuable insights for researchers, engineers, and policymakers committed to a sustainable future.

Read our Guest Editors’ summary and insights in the accompanying editorial.

Browse the collection bellow:

Ammonia as a carbon-free hydrogen carrier for fuel cells: a perspective
Lingling Zhai, Shizhen Liu and Zhonghua Xiang*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023, 1, 332-342. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00036B

Recent progress in high-loading single-atom catalysts and their applications
Jiahui Luo, Geoffrey I. N. Waterhouse, Lishan Peng* and Qingjun Chen*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023, 1, 486-500. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00062A

Cutting-edge methods for amplifying the oxygen evolution reaction during seawater electrolysis: a brief synopsis
Xiang Lyu* and Alexey Serov
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023,1, 475-485. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00071K

Designing active and stable Ir-based catalysts for the acidic oxygen evolution reaction
Zijie Lin, Tanyuan Wang and Qing Li*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023,1, 299-311. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00070B

Core–shell nanostructured magnesium-based hydrogen storage materials: a critical review
Yinghui Li, Qiuyu Zhang, Li Ren, Zi Li, Xi Lin, Zhewen Ma, Haiyan Yang, Zhigang Hu and Jianxin Zou*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023,1, 282-298. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00061C

Recent progress of antipoisoning catalytic materials for high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells doped with phosphoric acid
Dongping Xue and Jia-Nan Zhang*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2024, https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00101F

Recent progress of manganese dioxide based electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction
Yunlong He, Zhenye Kang, Jing Li, Yawei Li and Xinlong Tian*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023, 1, 312-331. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00034F

Non-noble metals as activity sites for ORR catalysts in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs)
Jinjing Tao, Xian Wang, Mingjun Xu, Changpeng Liu, Junjie Ge* and Wei Xing*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023, 1, 388-409. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00002H

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of PEM fuel cells at low hydrogen partial pressures: efficient cell tests for mass production
Felix Haimerl, Sunil Kumar, Michael Heere and Aliaksandr S. Bandarenka*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2024,2, 132-140. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00075C

Electrochemical recovery of Pt/C electrocatalyst: optimization of the potential range on the leaching process and application to an aged MEA
François Guillet, Marian Chatenet, Alex Paul, Lenka Svecova* and Laetitia Dubau*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2024, 2, 118-131. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00085K

Effect of the calcination temperature on the characteristics of Ni/Fe-oxide electrocatalysts for application in anion exchange membrane electrolysers
Angela Caprì, Irene Gatto, Carmelo Lo Vecchio and Vincenzo Baglio*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023,1, 553-562. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00065F

Unveiling the particle size effect and surface reactivity of Pt/C nanoparticles for ammonia electrooxidation using in situ infrared spectroscopy
Niloofar Aligholizadeh K, Ashwini Reddy N, Evans A. Monyoncho and Elena A. Baranova*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023,1, 542-552. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00063J

Highly active ZIF-8@CNT composite catalysts as cathode materials for anion exchange membrane fuel cells
Rohit Kumar, Marek Mooste, Zubair Ahmed, Srinu Akula, Ivar Zekker, Margus Marandi, Maike Käärik, Jaan Leis, Arvo Kikas, Alexey Treshchalov, Markus Otsus, Jaan Aruväli, Vambola Kisand, Aile Tamm and Kaido Tammeveski*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023,1, 526-541. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00081H

The effect of grafted alkyl side chains on the properties of poly(terphenyl piperidinium) based high temperature proton exchange membranes
Xuefu Che, Lele Wang, Ting Wang, Jianhao Dong and Jingshuai Yang*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023,1, 516-525. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00064H

Does the platinum-loading in proton-exchange membrane fuel cell cathodes influence the durability of the membrane-electrode assembly?
Ricardo Sgarbi, William Ait Idir, Quentin Labarde, Michel Mermoux, Peizhe Wu, Julia Mainka, Jérôme Dillet, Clémence Marty, Fabrice Micoud, Olivier Lottin and Marian Chatenet*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023,1, 501-515. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00059A

Investigation on electrocatalytic performance and material degradation of an N-doped graphene-MOF nanocatalyst in emulated electrochemical environments
Niladri Talukder, Yudong Wang, Bharath Babu Nunna, Xiao Tong, Jorge Anibal Boscoboinik and Eon Soo Lee*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023,1, 360-375. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00044C

Mono-, bi- and tri-metallic platinum group metal-free electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction following a facile synthetic route
Seyed Ariana Mirshokraee, Mohsin Muhyuddin, Jacopo Orsilli, Enrico Berretti, Laura Capozzoli, Alessandro Lavacchi, Carmelo Lo Vecchio, Vincenzo Baglio, Anna Galli, Andrea Zaffora, Francesco Di Franco, Monica Santamaria, Luca Olivi, Simone Pollastri and Carlo Santoro*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023,1, 343-359. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00058C

Polyaniline-derived carbon nanofibers with a high graphitization degree loading ordered PtNi intermetallic nanoparticles for oxygen reduction reaction
Yujuan Zhuang, Jiao Yang, Lingwei Meng, Chuanming Ma, Lishan Peng*, De Chen* and Qingjun Chen*
Ind. Chem. Mater., 2023,1, 458-464. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3IM00056G

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