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The importance of surface morphology in controlling the selectivity of polycrystalline copper for CO2 electroreduction

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This communication examines the effect of the surface morphology of polycrystalline copper on electroreduction of CO2. We find that a copper nanoparticle covered electrode shows better selectivity towards hydrocarbons compared with the two other studied surfaces, an electropolished copper electrode and an argon sputtered copper electrode. Density functional theory calculations provide insight into the surface morphology effect.

Graphical abstract: The importance of surface morphology in controlling the selectivity of polycrystalline copper for CO2 electroreduction

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The article was received on 23 Aug 2011, accepted on 20 Oct 2011 and first published on 09 Nov 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP22700A
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012,14, 76-81
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    The importance of surface morphology in controlling the selectivity of polycrystalline copper for CO2 electroreduction

    W. Tang, A. A. Peterson, A. S. Varela, Z. P. Jovanov, L. Bech, W. J. Durand, S. Dahl, J. K. Nørskov and I. Chorkendorff, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 76
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CP22700A

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