Curved carbon nanotubes enhance electrocatalysts for carbon neutrality

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Electrocatalysis plays a vital role in developing clean energy, greenhouse gas removal and energy storage technologies. A study co-led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) researchers found that single-walled carbon nanotubes are excellent substrates for enhancing greenhouse gas conversion through molecular curvature. By using these nanotubes as support to induce strain on an electrocatalyst, the efficiency of carbon dioxide reduction to methanol can be significantly improved. This breakthrough opens avenues for developing curved molecular electrocatalysts to efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the key greenhouse gases, into useful chemicals and fuels, thus reducing carbon emission .
Period7 Feb 2024

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TitleCurved carbon nanotubes enhance electrocatalysts for carbon neutrality
Media name/outletCity University of Hong Kong - Research Stories
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb