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Title: Bismuthene for highly efficient carbon dioxide electroreduction reaction

Abstract

Bismuth (Bi) has been known as a highly efficient electrocatalyst for CO2 reduction reaction. Stable free-standing two-dimensional Bi monolayer (Bismuthene) structures have been predicted theoretically, but never realized experimentally. Here, we show the first simple large-scale synthesis of free-standing Bismuthene, to our knowledge, and demonstrate its high electrocatalytic efficiency for formate (HCOO-) formation from CO2 reduction reaction. The catalytic performance is evident by the high Faradaic efficiency (99% at -580 mV vs. Reversible Hydrogen Electrode (RHE)), small onset overpotential (<90 mV) and high durability (no performance decay after 75 h and annealing at 400 °C). Density functional theory calculations show the structure-sensitivity of the CO2 reduction reaction over Bismuthene and thicker nanosheets, suggesting that selective formation of HCOO- indeed can proceed easily on Bismuthene (111) facet due to the unique compressive strain. This work paves the way for the extensive experimental investigation of Bismuthene in many different fields.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [4]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [5];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, & Jilin Province Key Laboratory of Low Carbon Chemical Power, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, People’s Republic of China; University of Science and Technology of China, Anhui, People’s Republic of China
  2. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  3. State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, & Jilin Province Key Laboratory of Low Carbon Chemical Power, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, People’s Republic of China
  4. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, People’s Republic of China
  5. University of Science and Technology of China, Anhui, People's Republic of China
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); K.C. Wong Education Foundation and Science and Technology Innovation Foundation of Jilin Province for Talents Cultivation; Jilin Youth Foundation
OSTI Identifier:
1624255
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; 21925205; U1601211; 21633008; 2017YFE9127900; 21733004; 21721003; 2018YFB1502302; 21972133; 20160519005JH; 20170414019JH
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Science & Technology - Other Topics

Citation Formats

Yang, Fa, Elnabawy, Ahmed O., Schimmenti, Roberto, Song, Ping, Wang, Jiawei, Peng, Zhangquan, Yao, Shuang, Deng, Ruiping, Song, Shuyan, Lin, Yue, Mavrikakis, Manos, and Xu, Weilin. Bismuthene for highly efficient carbon dioxide electroreduction reaction. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-14914-9.
Yang, Fa, Elnabawy, Ahmed O., Schimmenti, Roberto, Song, Ping, Wang, Jiawei, Peng, Zhangquan, Yao, Shuang, Deng, Ruiping, Song, Shuyan, Lin, Yue, Mavrikakis, Manos, & Xu, Weilin. Bismuthene for highly efficient carbon dioxide electroreduction reaction. United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-14914-9.
Yang, Fa, Elnabawy, Ahmed O., Schimmenti, Roberto, Song, Ping, Wang, Jiawei, Peng, Zhangquan, Yao, Shuang, Deng, Ruiping, Song, Shuyan, Lin, Yue, Mavrikakis, Manos, and Xu, Weilin. Thu . "Bismuthene for highly efficient carbon dioxide electroreduction reaction". United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-14914-9. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1624255.
@article{osti_1624255,
title = {Bismuthene for highly efficient carbon dioxide electroreduction reaction},
author = {Yang, Fa and Elnabawy, Ahmed O. and Schimmenti, Roberto and Song, Ping and Wang, Jiawei and Peng, Zhangquan and Yao, Shuang and Deng, Ruiping and Song, Shuyan and Lin, Yue and Mavrikakis, Manos and Xu, Weilin},
abstractNote = {Bismuth (Bi) has been known as a highly efficient electrocatalyst for CO2 reduction reaction. Stable free-standing two-dimensional Bi monolayer (Bismuthene) structures have been predicted theoretically, but never realized experimentally. Here, we show the first simple large-scale synthesis of free-standing Bismuthene, to our knowledge, and demonstrate its high electrocatalytic efficiency for formate (HCOO-) formation from CO2 reduction reaction. The catalytic performance is evident by the high Faradaic efficiency (99% at -580 mV vs. Reversible Hydrogen Electrode (RHE)), small onset overpotential (<90 mV) and high durability (no performance decay after 75 h and annealing at 400 °C). Density functional theory calculations show the structure-sensitivity of the CO2 reduction reaction over Bismuthene and thicker nanosheets, suggesting that selective formation of HCOO- indeed can proceed easily on Bismuthene (111) facet due to the unique compressive strain. This work paves the way for the extensive experimental investigation of Bismuthene in many different fields.},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-020-14914-9},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = 1,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {2}
}

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