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Revealing the nature of active sites in electrocatalysis

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Abstract

Heterogeneous electrocatalysis plays a central role in the development of sustainable, carbon-neutral pathways for energy provision and the production of various chemicals. It determines the overall efficiency of electrochemical devices that involve catalysis at the electrode/electrolyte interface. In this perspective, we discuss key aspects for the identification of active centers at the surface of electrocatalysts and important factors that influence them. The role of the surface structure, nanoparticle shape/size and the electrolyte composition in the resulting catalytic performance is of particular interest in this work. We highlight challenges that from our point of view need to be tackled, and provide guidelines for the design of “real life” electrocatalysts for renewable energy provision systems as well as for the production of industrially important compounds.

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Submitted
31 May 2019
Accepted
22 Jul 2019
First published
23 Jul 2019

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2019,10, 8060-8075
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Perspective

Revealing the nature of active sites in electrocatalysis

B. Garlyyev, J. Fichtner, O. Piqué, O. Schneider, A. S. Bandarenka and F. Calle-Vallejo, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 8060
DOI: 10.1039/C9SC02654A

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