Journal article

Hydrogen Evolution Reaction: Engineered 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides—A Vision of Viable Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Catalysis (Adv. Energy Mater. 16/2020)

Liangxu Lin, Peter Sherrell, Yuqing Liu, Wen Lei, Shaowei Zhang, Haijun Zhang, Gordon G Wallace, Jun Chen

Advanced Energy Materials | Wiley | Published : 2020

Abstract

The hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is an emerging key technology to provide clean, renewable energy. Current state-of-the-art catalysts still rely on expensive and rare noble metals, however, the relatively cheap and abundant transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have emerged as exceptionally promising alternatives. Early studies in developing TMD-based catalysts laid the groundwork in understanding the fundamental catalytically active sites of different TMD phases, enabling a toolbox of physical, chemical, and electronic engineering strategies to improve the HER catalytic activity of TMDs. This report focuses on recent progress in improving the catalytic properties of TMDs towards high..

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