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Title: Design principles for hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst materials

Abstract

Design and synthesis of active, stable and cost-effective materials for efficient hydrogen production (hydrogen evolution reaction, HER) is of paramount importance for the successful deployment of hydrogen -based alternative energy technologies. The HER, seemingly one of the simplest electrochemical reactions, has served for decades to bridge the gap between fundamental electrocatalysis and practical catalyst design. However, there are still many open questions that need to be answered before it would be possible to claim that design principles of catalyst materials are fully developed for the efficient hydrogen production. Here in this review, by summarizing key results for the HER on well-characterized electrochemical interfaces in acidic and alkaline media, we have broadened our understanding of the HER in the whole range of pH by considering three main parameters: the nature of the proton donor (H3O+ in acid and H2O in alkaline), the energy of adsorption of Had and OHad, and the presence of spectator species. Simply by considering these three parameters we show that great deal has already been learned and new trends are beginning to emerge, giving some predictive ability with respect to the nature of electrochemical interface and electrocatalytic activity of the HER.

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  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Materials Science Division
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Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1352610
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OSTI ID: 1397359
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; AC02–06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nano Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 2211-2855
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN

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Strmcnik, Dusan, Lopes, Pietro Papa, Genorio, Bostjan, Stamenkovic, Vojislav R., and Markovic, Nenad M.. Design principles for hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst materials. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.04.017.
Strmcnik, Dusan, Lopes, Pietro Papa, Genorio, Bostjan, Stamenkovic, Vojislav R., & Markovic, Nenad M.. Design principles for hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst materials. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.04.017
Strmcnik, Dusan, Lopes, Pietro Papa, Genorio, Bostjan, Stamenkovic, Vojislav R., and Markovic, Nenad M.. Tue . "Design principles for hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst materials". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.04.017. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1352610.
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title = {Design principles for hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst materials},
author = {Strmcnik, Dusan and Lopes, Pietro Papa and Genorio, Bostjan and Stamenkovic, Vojislav R. and Markovic, Nenad M.},
abstractNote = {Design and synthesis of active, stable and cost-effective materials for efficient hydrogen production (hydrogen evolution reaction, HER) is of paramount importance for the successful deployment of hydrogen -based alternative energy technologies. The HER, seemingly one of the simplest electrochemical reactions, has served for decades to bridge the gap between fundamental electrocatalysis and practical catalyst design. However, there are still many open questions that need to be answered before it would be possible to claim that design principles of catalyst materials are fully developed for the efficient hydrogen production. Here in this review, by summarizing key results for the HER on well-characterized electrochemical interfaces in acidic and alkaline media, we have broadened our understanding of the HER in the whole range of pH by considering three main parameters: the nature of the proton donor (H3O+ in acid and H2O in alkaline), the energy of adsorption of Had and OHad, and the presence of spectator species. Simply by considering these three parameters we show that great deal has already been learned and new trends are beginning to emerge, giving some predictive ability with respect to the nature of electrochemical interface and electrocatalytic activity of the HER.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.04.017},
journal = {Nano Energy},
number = C,
volume = 29,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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    journal, January 2018

    • Chang, Le; Cheng, Daojian; Sementa, Luca
    • Nanoscale, Vol. 10, Issue 37
    • DOI: 10.1039/c8nr06105j

    Recent Trends in Synthesis and Investigation of Nickel Phosphide Compound/Hybrid-Based Electrocatalysts Towards Hydrogen Generation from Water Electrocatalysis
    journal, October 2019

    • Khalafallah, Diab; Zhi, Mingjia; Hong, Zhanglian
    • Topics in Current Chemistry, Vol. 377, Issue 6
    • DOI: 10.1007/s41061-019-0254-3

    Hierarchical nanoporous intermetallic compounds with self-grown transition-metal hydroxides as bifunctional catalysts for the alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction
    journal, January 2019

    • Han, Li-Ping; Yao, Rui-Qi; Wan, Wu-Bin
    • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 7, Issue 45
    • DOI: 10.1039/c9ta10726f

    IrW nanobranches as an advanced electrocatalyst for pH-universal overall water splitting
    journal, January 2019


    Aqueous electrocatalytic N 2 reduction for ambient NH 3 synthesis: recent advances in catalyst development and performance improvement
    journal, January 2020

    • Zhu, Xiaojuan; Mou, Shiyong; Peng, Qiling
    • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 8, Issue 4
    • DOI: 10.1039/c9ta13044f

    Metal organic framework (MOF) derived iron phosphide as a highly stable and efficient catalyst for hydrogen evolution
    journal, January 2019

    • Yang, Qinghua; Zhang, Rongrong; Wang, Wenfeng
    • Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Vol. 3, Issue 11
    • DOI: 10.1039/c9se00564a

    The Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in Alkaline Solution: From Theory, Single Crystal Models, to Practical Electrocatalysts
    journal, May 2018

    • Zheng, Yao; Jiao, Yan; Vasileff, Anthony
    • Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 57, Issue 26
    • DOI: 10.1002/anie.201710556

    Modulating the surface segregation of PdCuRu nanocrystals for enhanced all-pH hydrogen evolution electrocatalysis
    journal, January 2019

    • Li, Menggang; Luo, Mingchuan; Xia, Zhonghong
    • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 7, Issue 35
    • DOI: 10.1039/c9ta06861a

    Galvanostatic Electrodeposition of Thin-Film Ir–Ni Electrocatalyst on Copper Foam for HER Performance in Alkaline Electrolyte
    journal, November 2019


    Ordered mesoporous WO 2.83 : selective reduction synthesis, exceptional localized surface plasmon resonance and enhanced hydrogen evolution reaction activity
    journal, January 2018

    • Cheng, Hefeng; Klapproth, Miriam; Sagaltchik, Anton
    • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 6, Issue 5
    • DOI: 10.1039/c7ta09579a

    Boosting the performance of Cu2O photocathodes for unassisted solar water splitting devices
    journal, May 2018


    Catalytic Surface Specificity of Ni(OH) 2 ‐Decorated Pt Nanocubes for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in an Alkaline Electrolyte
    journal, August 2019

    • Hong, Youngmin; Choi, Chang Hyuck; Choi, Sang‐Il
    • ChemSusChem, Vol. 12, Issue 17
    • DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201901539

    A Co–Mo 2 N composite on a nitrogen-doped carbon matrix with hydrogen evolution activity comparable to that of Pt/C in alkaline media
    journal, January 2019

    • Lang, Xuewei; Qadeer, Muhammad Abdul; Shen, Guoqiang
    • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 7, Issue 36
    • DOI: 10.1039/c9ta07749a

    Investigation of the correlation between the phase structure and activity of Ni–Mo–O derived electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction
    journal, January 2019

    • Cao, Guo-Xuan; Chen, Zheng-Jun; Yin, Hui
    • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 7, Issue 17
    • DOI: 10.1039/c9ta00899c

    State-of-the-Art Advances and Perspectives for Electrocatalysis
    book, January 2020

    • Ramohlola, Kabelo E.; Hato, Mpitloane J.; Monama, Gobeng R.
    • Methods for Electrocatalysis: Advanced Materials and Allied Applications, p. 311-352
    • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-27161-9_13

    Ambient ammonia synthesis via palladium-catalyzed electrohydrogenation of dinitrogen at low overpotential
    journal, May 2018


    Promoting Subordinate, Efficient Ruthenium Sites with Interstitial Silicon for Pt-Like Electrocatalytic Activity
    journal, July 2019

    • Chen, Hui; Ai, Xuan; Liu, Wang
    • Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 58, Issue 33
    • DOI: 10.1002/anie.201906394

    Electrochemical Surface Science: Basics and Applications
    journal, July 2019


    Self-supported transition metal phosphide based electrodes as high-efficient water splitting cathodes
    journal, September 2018

    • Zhang, Yan; Xiao, Jian; Lv, Qiying
    • Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, Vol. 12, Issue 3
    • DOI: 10.1007/s11705-018-1732-9

    Recent Studies on Bifunctional Perovskite Electrocatalysts in Oxygen Evolution, Oxygen Reduction, and Hydrogen Evolution Reactions under Alkaline Electrolyte
    journal, May 2019

    • Ramakrishnan, Prakash; Im, Hyunsik; Baek, Seong‐Ho
    • Israel Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 59, Issue 8
    • DOI: 10.1002/ijch.201900040

    Ternary PtVCo dendrites for the hydrogen evolution reaction, oxygen evolution reaction, overall water splitting and rechargeable Zn–air batteries
    journal, January 2018

    • Ding, Zhaoqing; Tang, Zhenghua; Li, Ligui
    • Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, Vol. 5, Issue 10
    • DOI: 10.1039/c8qi00623g

    Effect of different carbon supports for Ni particles for the HER in tetra‐alkylammonium‐sulfonic acid media
    journal, August 2019

    • Lima, Demétrius W.; Trombetta, Fernanda; Paula Benvenutti, Patrícia
    • International Journal of Energy Research
    • DOI: 10.1002/er.4765

    Enhancing the catalytic activity of the alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction by tuning the S/Se ratio in the Mo(S x Se 1−x ) 2 catalyst
    journal, January 2018

    • Bar-Ziv, Ronen; Meiron, Oren E.; Bar-Sadan, Maya
    • Nanoscale, Vol. 10, Issue 34
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    Ultrathin Transition Metal Dichalcogenide/3d Metal Hydroxide Hybridized Nanosheets to Enhance Hydrogen Evolution Activity
    journal, May 2018


    Support and Interface Effects in Water‐Splitting Electrocatalysts
    journal, December 2018


    Self-Supporting Porous CoP-Based Films with Phase-Separation Structure for Ultrastable Overall Water Electrolysis at Large Current Density
    journal, October 2018

    • Yu, Xiangtao; Wang, Mingyong; Gong, Xuzhong
    • Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 8, Issue 34
    • DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201802445

    One-dimensional CoS 2 –MoS 2 nano-flakes decorated MoO 2 sub-micro-wires for synergistically enhanced hydrogen evolution
    journal, January 2019

    • Wang, Yang; Zhu, Yinlong; Afshar, Sepideh
    • Nanoscale, Vol. 11, Issue 8
    • DOI: 10.1039/c8nr08418a

    Balancing activity, stability and conductivity of nanoporous core-shell iridium/iridium oxide oxygen evolution catalysts
    journal, November 2017


    Ni-Assisted Low Temperature Synthesis of MoC x with Enhanced HER Activity
    journal, November 2017

    • Zhou, Yajun; Huang, Weimin; Zhang, Xiaohua
    • Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol. 23, Issue 67
    • DOI: 10.1002/chem.201703040

    Energy and fuels from electrochemical interfaces
    journal, December 2016

    • Stamenkovic, Vojislav R.; Strmcnik, Dusan; Lopes, Pietro P.
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    Perspectives on metal–organic frameworks with intrinsic electrocatalytic activity
    journal, January 2017

    • Solomon, Marcello B.; Church, Tamara L.; D'Alessandro, Deanna M.
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    • DOI: 10.1039/c7ce00215g