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Two-dimensional nanosheets for electrocatalysis in energy generation and conversion

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Abstract

The 2D structures and tunable properties of nanosheets make them intriguing catalytic materials. This research area is being driven by a need to replace scarce noble metal-based catalysts in energy technologies. We describe recent advances in nanosheet electrocatalysis of oxygen reduction, oxygen evolution, hydrogen evolution, and CO2 reduction reactions. We find at this early stage of development that nanosheet catalysis has surpassed classical noble metal catalysts in several of these applications and is showing high potential in others. CO2 reduction to methane is now catalyzed best by metal-free carbon nanosheets. These trends will likely transform heterogeneous catalysis.

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The article was received on 04 Jan 2017, accepted on 15 Mar 2017 and first published on 15 Mar 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA00075H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 7257-7284
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    Two-dimensional nanosheets for electrocatalysis in energy generation and conversion

    H. Tao, Y. Gao, N. Talreja, F. Guo, J. Texter, C. Yan and Z. Sun, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 7257
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA00075H

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