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Atomic origins of high electrochemical CO2 reduction efficiency on nanoporous gold

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Abstract

First principles calculations show that gold atoms with low generalized coordination numbers possess high activity for electroreduction of CO2 to CO. Atom-resolved three-dimensional reconstruction reveals that dealloyed nanoporous gold possesses such a favourable structure characteristic, which results in a faradaic efficiency as high as 94% for CO production.

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The article was received on 23 Jan 2018, accepted on 16 Apr 2018 and first published on 16 Apr 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR00642C
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018,10, 8372-8376
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    Atomic origins of high electrochemical CO2 reduction efficiency on nanoporous gold

    W. Zhang, J. He, S. Liu, W. Niu, P. Liu, Y. Zhao, F. Pang, W. Xi, M. Chen, W. Zhang, S. Pang and Y. Ding, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 8372
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NR00642C

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