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Electrochemical reduction of aqueous nitrogen (N2) at a low overpotential on (110)-oriented Mo nanofilm

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Electrochemical reduction of aqueous nitrogen (N2) at an overpotential of 0.14 V with relatively high faradaic efficiency (FE) of 0.72% is achieved on (110)-oriented Mo nanofilm. A rate of NH3 formation as high as 3.09 × 10−11 mol s−1 cm−2 can be obtained under an applied potential of −0.49 V (vs. reversible hydrogen electrode, RHE). This is a record-high activity, higher than that reported in previous experimental results under comparable reaction conditions.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical reduction of aqueous nitrogen (N2) at a low overpotential on (110)-oriented Mo nanofilm

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The article was received on 14 Jul 2017, accepted on 22 Aug 2017 and first published on 23 Aug 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA06139K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 18967-18971
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    Electrochemical reduction of aqueous nitrogen (N2) at a low overpotential on (110)-oriented Mo nanofilm

    D. Yang, T. Chen and Z. Wang, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 18967
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA06139K

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