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Surface and Interface Engineering: Molybdenum Carbide-Based Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Molybdenum carbide (MoxC)-based nanomaterials have shown competitive

    performances for energy conversion applications based on their unique

    physicochemical properties. A large surface area and proper surface

    atomic configuration are essential to explore potentiality of MoxC in

    electrochemical applications. Although considerable efforts are made on

    the development of advanced MoxC-based catalysts for energy conversion

    with high efficiency and stability, some urgent issues, such as low

    electronic conductivity, low catalytic efficiency, and structural instability,

    have to be resolved in accordance with their application environments.

    Surface and interface engineering have shown bright prospects to construct

    highly efficient MoxC-based electrocatalysts for energy conversion including

    the hydrogen evolution reaction, oxygen evolution reaction, nitrogen

    reduction reaction, and carbon dioxide reduction reaction. In this Review,

    the recent progresses in terms of surface and interface engineering

    of MoxC-based electrocatalytic materials are summarized, including

    the increased number of active sites by decreasing the particle size or

    introducing porous or hierarchical structures and surface modification by

    introducing heteroatom(s), defects, carbon materials, and others electronic

    conductive species. Finally, the challenges and prospects for energy

    conversion on MoxC-based nanomaterials are discussed in terms of key

    performance parameters for the catalytic performance.

Authors


  •   Ge, Riyue (external author)
  •   Huo, Juanjuan (external author)
  •   Sun, Mingjie (external author)
  •   Zhu, M (external author)
  •   Li, Ying (external author)
  •   Chou, Shulei
  •   Li, W (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2019

Published In


Citation


  • Ge, R., Huo, J., Sun, M., Zhu, M., Li, Y., Chou, S. & Li, W. (2019). Surface and Interface Engineering: Molybdenum Carbide-Based Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion. Small, Online First 1903380-1-1903380-25.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85073929131

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/3922

Start Page


  • 1903380-1

End Page


  • 1903380-25

Volume


  • Online First

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • Molybdenum carbide (MoxC)-based nanomaterials have shown competitive

    performances for energy conversion applications based on their unique

    physicochemical properties. A large surface area and proper surface

    atomic configuration are essential to explore potentiality of MoxC in

    electrochemical applications. Although considerable efforts are made on

    the development of advanced MoxC-based catalysts for energy conversion

    with high efficiency and stability, some urgent issues, such as low

    electronic conductivity, low catalytic efficiency, and structural instability,

    have to be resolved in accordance with their application environments.

    Surface and interface engineering have shown bright prospects to construct

    highly efficient MoxC-based electrocatalysts for energy conversion including

    the hydrogen evolution reaction, oxygen evolution reaction, nitrogen

    reduction reaction, and carbon dioxide reduction reaction. In this Review,

    the recent progresses in terms of surface and interface engineering

    of MoxC-based electrocatalytic materials are summarized, including

    the increased number of active sites by decreasing the particle size or

    introducing porous or hierarchical structures and surface modification by

    introducing heteroatom(s), defects, carbon materials, and others electronic

    conductive species. Finally, the challenges and prospects for energy

    conversion on MoxC-based nanomaterials are discussed in terms of key

    performance parameters for the catalytic performance.

Authors


  •   Ge, Riyue (external author)
  •   Huo, Juanjuan (external author)
  •   Sun, Mingjie (external author)
  •   Zhu, M (external author)
  •   Li, Ying (external author)
  •   Chou, Shulei
  •   Li, W (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2019

Published In


Citation


  • Ge, R., Huo, J., Sun, M., Zhu, M., Li, Y., Chou, S. & Li, W. (2019). Surface and Interface Engineering: Molybdenum Carbide-Based Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion. Small, Online First 1903380-1-1903380-25.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85073929131

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/3922

Start Page


  • 1903380-1

End Page


  • 1903380-25

Volume


  • Online First

Place Of Publication


  • Germany