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Metal-organic-frameworks passivated CuBi2O4 photocathodes boost CO2 reduction kinetics

Photoelectrochemical reduction of CO2 to produce CO with metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) is recognized as a desirable technology to mitigate CO2 emission and generate sustainable energy. To achieve...

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Position-selected cocatalyst modification on a Z-scheme Cd0.5Zn0.5S/NiTiO3 photocatalyst for boosted H2 evolution

Photocatalytic water splitting by semiconductors is a promising technology to produce clean H2 fuel, but the efficiency is restrained seriously by the high overpotential of the H2-evolution reaction...

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Oxygen defect modulating the charge behavior in titanium dioxide for boosting photocatalytic nitrogen fixation performance

Extremely high-temperature and high-pressure requirement of Haber-Bosch process motivates the search for a sustainable ammonia synthesis approach under mild conditions. Photocatalytic technology is...

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Recent advances in elaborate interface regulation of BiVO4 photoanode for photoelectrochemical water splitting

Bismuth vanadate (BiVO4) is an excellent photoanode material for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting system, possessing high theoretical photoelectrocatalytic conversion efficiency. However,...

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Valence state effect of Cu on photocatalytic CO2 reduction

Copper (Cu) is extensively employed in photocatalytic CO2 reduction reactions for the production of high-value products. The valence state of transition metals plays a pivotal role in influencing the...

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Construction of Mo/Mo2C@C modified ZnIn2S4 Schottky junctions for efficient photo-thermal assisted hydrogen evolution

Photocatalytic water splitting on noble metal-free photocatalysts for H2 generation is a promising but challenging approach to realize solar-to-chemical energy conversion. In this study, Mo/Mo2C nanoparticles...

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Recent advances in graphitic carbon nitride-based photocatalysts for solar-driven hydrogen production

Due to the abundance and sustainability of solar energy, converting it into chemical energy to obtain clean energy presents an ideal solution for addressing environmental pollution and energy shortages...

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Magnesium incorporation activates perovskite cobaltites toward efficient and stable electrocatalytic oxygen evolution

Cobalt-rich perovskite oxides play a paramount role in catalyzing oxygen evolution reaction (OER) on account of their acceptable intrinsic activity but are still challenging due to the high costs and...

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Computational design of promising 2D electrode materials for Li-ion and Li–S battery applications

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and lithium-sulfur (Li–S) batteries are two types of energy storage systems with significance in both scientific research and commercialization. Nevertheless, the rational...

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Advances in CIGS thin film solar cells with emphasis on the alkali element post-deposition treatment

In the past tens of years, the power conversion efficiency of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) has continuously improved and been one of the fastest growing photovoltaic technologies that can also help us achieve...

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Mesoporous molybdenum carbide for greatly enhanced hydrogen evolution at high current density and its mechanism studies

Currently the catalysis of hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is mainly focused on the inherent electrocatalytic activity at relatively lower current densities while scarce at high current densities....

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A porous Co3O4-carbon paper electrode enabling nearly 100% electrocatalytic reduction of nitrate to ammonia

Co3O4 was synthesized on carbon paper (CP) using a facile method to improve electrochemical nitrate-to-ammonia conversion efficiency. The resulting Co3O4-CP electrode demonstrated an exceptional Faradaic...

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Recent update on electrochemical CO2 reduction catalyzed by metal sulfide materials

Seeking and developing efficient CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) electrocatalysts is a hot topic in this era of global warming. Among material candidates for sustainable and cost-effective applications,...

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Recent advances of bismuth-based electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction: Strategies, mechanism and applications

Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR), driven by clean electric energy such as solar and wind, can not only alleviate environmental greenhouse effect stemming from excessive CO2 emissions,...

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Graphene-based electrodes and catalysts for electroreduction of CO2 to low-carbon alcohols

The electrochemical reduction of CO2 (CO2ER) into the renewable and sustainable green fuels, such as low-carbon alcohols, is one of several workable strategies. CO2ER can be combined with renewable...

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Advanced semiconductor catalyst designs for the photocatalytic reduction of CO2

Using clean solar energy to reduce CO2 into value-added products not only consumes the over-emitted CO2 that causes environmental problems, but also generates fuel chemicals to alleviate energy crises....

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Synergetic enhancement of selectivity for electroreduction of CO2 to C2H4 by crystal facet engineering and tandem catalysis over silver-incorporated-cuprous oxides

Electrochemical CO2 reduction to C2H4 can provide a sustainable route to reduce globally accelerating CO2 emissions and produce energy-rich chemical feedstocks. However, the poor selectivity in C2H4...

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CO2 electrolysis: Advances and challenges in electrocatalyst engineering and reactor design

Electrochemical reduction of CO2 (CO2RR) coupled with renewable electrical energy is an attractive way of upgrading CO2 to value-added chemicals and closing the carbon cycle. However, CO2RR electrocatalysts...

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Selective conversion of CO2 to CO using earth abundant tin modified copper gas diffusion electrodes

Earth-abundant copper-tin (CuSn) electrocatalysts are potential candidates for cost-effective and sustainable production of CO from electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction (eCO2R). However, the requirement...

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Exsolved materials for CO2 reduction in high-temperature electrolysis cells

Electrochemical reduction of CO2 into valuable fuels and chemicals has become a contemporary research area, where the heterogeneous catalyst plays a critical role. Metal nanoparticles supported on oxides...

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Porous carbon materials for CO2 capture, storage and electrochemical conversion

Continuous accumulation and emission into the atmosphere of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas, has been recognized as a primary contributor to climate change associated with...

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Defect engineering of high-loading single-atom catalysts for electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction

Electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction reaction (CO2RR) provides an attractive approach to carbon capture and utilization for the production high-value-added products. However, CO2RR still suffers...

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Surface ligand engineering on metal nanocatalysts for electrocatalytic CO2 reduction

Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 into fuels and commodity chemicals has emerged as a potential way to balance the carbon cycle and produce reusable carbon fuels. However, the challenges of the competing...

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Pause electrolysis for acidic CO2 reduction on 3-dimensional Cu

Electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) exhibits remarkable potential in producing valuable chemicals with renewable energy. Operating CO2RR in acidic media is beneficial to solve the issue of...

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Copper-based bimetallic electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction: From mechanism understandings to product regulations

Electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction reaction (CO2RR) is a promising method to solve current environment and energy issues. Copper-based catalysts have been widely studied for converting CO2 into...

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