Construction of 2D Material-based Nanocomposites for Electrocatalysis

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Great efforts have been devoted to the structural regulation of nanocomposites to tune their properties and catalytic performances. The integration of noble metals with two-dimensioQal (2D) materials to construction nanocomposites has been recently proved as an attractive strategy to develop high-performance catalysts. However, the precise control over the structure of noble metalson 2D materials via epitaxial growth route still remains a great challenge due to the large lattice mismatch and different chemical bonding between noble metals and non-metallic 2D templates, greatly hindering the investigation on their structure-property correlations. This project aims to develop robust epitaxial growth approaches to rationally construct noble metal/2D materialnanocomposites with well-defined architectures and interfaces for exploring their various electrocatalytic applications. The underlying epitaxial growth mechanism of noble metals on 2D materials and the structure-performance relationship of as-obtained nanocomposites will be further unraveled based on the systematic experimental results and theoretical studies.


Project number7020054
Grant typeSIRG
Effective start/end date1/05/22 → …