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Title: Atomic Arrangement Engineering of Metallic Nanocrystals for Energy-Conversion Electrocatalysis

Abstract

Well-defined metallic nanocrystals (NCs) have been explored as effective electrocatalysts for energy conversion and storage technologies (e.g., fuel cell or water splitting). It is commonly known that electrocatalytic performance can be enhanced by controlling composition, size, and surface morphology. In addition, precisely controlling the atomic arrangement inside nanocrystals can improve performance, with their electronic structures being optimized via interfacial coupling. In this review, we summarize recent advances in atomic arrangement engineering approaches of metallic NCs. First, we introduce thermodynamic and kinetic principles to provide a basic understanding on structure-property correlations. Then, several representative cases of atomic ordering and planar stacking engineering are highlighted for different electrocatalytic processes. Lastly, perspectives on the roles of calculations, characterization, and practical applications are outlined.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [1];  [3];  [2]
  1. Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China). State Key Lab. of Material Processing and Die & Mould Technology. School of Materials Science and Engineering
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Center for Functional Nanomaterials
  3. Univ. at Buffalo, NY (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Univ. at Buffalo, NY (United States); Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, Wuhan (China)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Fuel Cell Technologies Office (EE-3F); USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); National Materials Genome Project (China)
OSTI Identifier:
1503514
Report Number(s):
BNL-211471-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2542-4351
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; 21603078; 51602223; 2016YFB0700600
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Joule
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Joule; Journal ID: ISSN 2542-4351
Publisher:
Elsevier - Cell Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; metallic nanocrystals; electrocatalysis; structural engineering

Citation Formats

Liang, Jiashun, Ma, Feng, Hwang, Sooyeon, Wang, Xiaoxia, Sokolowski, Joshua, Li, Qing, Wu, Gang, and Su, Dong. Atomic Arrangement Engineering of Metallic Nanocrystals for Energy-Conversion Electrocatalysis. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2019.03.014.
Liang, Jiashun, Ma, Feng, Hwang, Sooyeon, Wang, Xiaoxia, Sokolowski, Joshua, Li, Qing, Wu, Gang, & Su, Dong. Atomic Arrangement Engineering of Metallic Nanocrystals for Energy-Conversion Electrocatalysis. United States. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2019.03.014.
Liang, Jiashun, Ma, Feng, Hwang, Sooyeon, Wang, Xiaoxia, Sokolowski, Joshua, Li, Qing, Wu, Gang, and Su, Dong. Tue . "Atomic Arrangement Engineering of Metallic Nanocrystals for Energy-Conversion Electrocatalysis". United States. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2019.03.014.
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abstractNote = {Well-defined metallic nanocrystals (NCs) have been explored as effective electrocatalysts for energy conversion and storage technologies (e.g., fuel cell or water splitting). It is commonly known that electrocatalytic performance can be enhanced by controlling composition, size, and surface morphology. In addition, precisely controlling the atomic arrangement inside nanocrystals can improve performance, with their electronic structures being optimized via interfacial coupling. In this review, we summarize recent advances in atomic arrangement engineering approaches of metallic NCs. First, we introduce thermodynamic and kinetic principles to provide a basic understanding on structure-property correlations. Then, several representative cases of atomic ordering and planar stacking engineering are highlighted for different electrocatalytic processes. Lastly, perspectives on the roles of calculations, characterization, and practical applications are outlined.},
doi = {10.1016/j.joule.2019.03.014},
journal = {Joule},
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year = {2019},
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