Recent advances in nanostructured electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction

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Author(s)

  • Fei Zhou
  • Yang Zhou
  • Gui-Gao Liu
  • Chen-Tuo Wang
  • Jun Wang

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3375–3405
Journal / PublicationRare Metals
Volume40
Issue number12
Online published11 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Abstract

Hydrogen is considered to be an ideal safe and clean energy source, which can be produced by water splitting. The high overpotential of hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is one of the bottleneck issues for the practical application of water splitting, where high-efficiency electrocatalysts are thus usually required to accommodate and facilitate the reaction. In recent years, a rapid rise in the HER electrocatalysts has been witnessed, especially nanostructured materials. Noble metals are generally regarded as the most effective electrocatalysts for HER, while some other electrocatalysts based on non-noble transition metals, including alloys, chalcogenides, phosphides, carbides and nitrides, can even approach the HER efficiency of noble metal benchmarks. This paper mainly introduces the basic principles of the HER process, evaluates different categories of nanostructured electrocatalytic materials, providing guidance for the design and fabrication of nanostructured HER catalysts. Moreover, recent progress and future research directions regarding the performance of metallic nanostructured materials are also discussed.

Research Area(s)

  • Electrocatalysts, Hydrogen evolution reaction, Metal, Nanostructure, Water splitting

Citation Format(s)

Recent advances in nanostructured electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction. / Zhou, Fei; Zhou, Yang; Liu, Gui-Gao; Wang, Chen-Tuo; Wang, Jun.

In: Rare Metals, Vol. 40, No. 12, 12.2021, p. 3375–3405.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review