Single-cluster electrocatalysis for electrical energy storage

Electrocatalysis has broad impact on energy, environment and sensing. In the age of energy crisis, we particularly devote to making the storage of electrical energy more effective in the form of various chemicals, such as hydrogen, oxygen, or ammonium. Here, the core is electrocatalysis.

Electrocatalysis relies on active sites. Reducing nanoparticles to single atom does not necessarily mean better activity or selectivity. There are many reasons behind this; one obvious phenomenon is that the active sites sometimes can be bigger than a single atom. Identifying the real active sites and developing effective protocols to produce and stabilize the ‘single’ ‘isolated’ active sites, - single cluster-, should be more reliable in terms of advancing catalyst design.


Supervisor: Dr Dawei Wang

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