Rapid Joule-heating synthesis of metal/carbon-based electrocatalysts for efficient carbon dioxide reduction

In comparison with conventional pyrolysis processes, the researchers developed a rapid thermal shock method to achieve a uniform dispersion of metal nanoparticles on carbon supports. This approach effectively prevented nanoparticle aggregation, ensuring the full utilization of active sites.

How a Record-Breaking Copper Catalyst Converts CO2 Into Liquid Fuels

Since the 1970s, scientists have known that copper has a special ability to transform carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels. But for many years, scientists have struggled to understand how this common metal works as an electrocatalyst, a mechanism that uses energy from electrons to chemically transform molecules into different products.

First nanoscale look at a reaction that limits the efficiency of generating clean hydrogen fuel

Transitioning to a hydrogen economy will require massive production of cheap, clean hydrogen gas for fuel and chemical feedstocks. New tools allow scientists to zoom in on a catalytic reaction that’s been a bottleneck in efforts to generate hydrogen from water more efficiently.