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Title: High-throughput, combinatorial synthesis of multimetallic nanoclusters

Abstract

Multimetallic nanoclusters (MMNCs) offer unique and tailorable surface chemistries that hold great potential for numerous catalytic applications. The efficient exploration of this vast chemical space necessitates an accelerated discovery pipeline that supersedes traditional “trial-and-error” experimentation while guaranteeing uniform microstructures despite compositional complexity. Herein, we report the high-throughput synthesis of an extensive series of ultrafine and homogeneous alloy MMNCs, achieved by 1) a flexible compositional design by formulation in the precursor solution phase and 2) the ultrafast synthesis of alloy MMNCs using thermal shock heating (i.e., ∼1,650 K, ∼500 ms). This approach is remarkably facile and easily accessible compared to conventional vapor-phase deposition, and the particle size and structural uniformity enable comparative studies across compositionally different MMNCs. Rapid electrochemical screening is demonstrated by using a scanning droplet cell, enabling us to discover two promising electrocatalysts, which we subsequently validated using a rotating disk setup. This demonstrated high-throughput material discovery pipeline presents a paradigm for facile and accelerated exploration of MMNCs for a broad range of applications.

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1603841
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[AC02-06CH11357]
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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[Journal Name: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Journal Volume: 117 Journal Issue: 12]; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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United States
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Yao, Yonggang, Huang, Zhennan, Li, Tangyuan, Wang, Hang, Liu, Yifan, Stein, Helge S., Mao, Yimin, Gao, Jinlong, Jiao, Miaolun, Dong, Qi, Dai, Jiaqi, Xie, Pengfei, Xie, Hua, Lacey, Steven D., Takeuchi, Ichiro, Gregoire, John M., Jiang, Rongzhong, Wang, Chao, Taylor, Andre D., Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza, and Hu, Liangbing. High-throughput, combinatorial synthesis of multimetallic nanoclusters. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.1903721117.
Yao, Yonggang, Huang, Zhennan, Li, Tangyuan, Wang, Hang, Liu, Yifan, Stein, Helge S., Mao, Yimin, Gao, Jinlong, Jiao, Miaolun, Dong, Qi, Dai, Jiaqi, Xie, Pengfei, Xie, Hua, Lacey, Steven D., Takeuchi, Ichiro, Gregoire, John M., Jiang, Rongzhong, Wang, Chao, Taylor, Andre D., Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza, & Hu, Liangbing. High-throughput, combinatorial synthesis of multimetallic nanoclusters. United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1903721117.
Yao, Yonggang, Huang, Zhennan, Li, Tangyuan, Wang, Hang, Liu, Yifan, Stein, Helge S., Mao, Yimin, Gao, Jinlong, Jiao, Miaolun, Dong, Qi, Dai, Jiaqi, Xie, Pengfei, Xie, Hua, Lacey, Steven D., Takeuchi, Ichiro, Gregoire, John M., Jiang, Rongzhong, Wang, Chao, Taylor, Andre D., Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza, and Hu, Liangbing. Tue . "High-throughput, combinatorial synthesis of multimetallic nanoclusters". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1903721117.
@article{osti_1603841,
title = {High-throughput, combinatorial synthesis of multimetallic nanoclusters},
author = {Yao, Yonggang and Huang, Zhennan and Li, Tangyuan and Wang, Hang and Liu, Yifan and Stein, Helge S. and Mao, Yimin and Gao, Jinlong and Jiao, Miaolun and Dong, Qi and Dai, Jiaqi and Xie, Pengfei and Xie, Hua and Lacey, Steven D. and Takeuchi, Ichiro and Gregoire, John M. and Jiang, Rongzhong and Wang, Chao and Taylor, Andre D. and Shahbazian-Yassar, Reza and Hu, Liangbing},
abstractNote = {Multimetallic nanoclusters (MMNCs) offer unique and tailorable surface chemistries that hold great potential for numerous catalytic applications. The efficient exploration of this vast chemical space necessitates an accelerated discovery pipeline that supersedes traditional “trial-and-error” experimentation while guaranteeing uniform microstructures despite compositional complexity. Herein, we report the high-throughput synthesis of an extensive series of ultrafine and homogeneous alloy MMNCs, achieved by 1) a flexible compositional design by formulation in the precursor solution phase and 2) the ultrafast synthesis of alloy MMNCs using thermal shock heating (i.e., ∼1,650 K, ∼500 ms). This approach is remarkably facile and easily accessible compared to conventional vapor-phase deposition, and the particle size and structural uniformity enable comparative studies across compositionally different MMNCs. Rapid electrochemical screening is demonstrated by using a scanning droplet cell, enabling us to discover two promising electrocatalysts, which we subsequently validated using a rotating disk setup. This demonstrated high-throughput material discovery pipeline presents a paradigm for facile and accelerated exploration of MMNCs for a broad range of applications.},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1903721117},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
number = [12],
volume = [117],
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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