Recent Strategies for Improving the Catalytic Activity of 2D TMD Nanosheets Toward the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

Damien Voiry, Jieun Yang, Manish Chhowalla

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Abstract

Two-dimensional (2D) transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD) nanosheets have emerged as a fascinating new class of materials for catalysis. These nanosheets are active for several important catalysis reactions including hydrogen evolution from water. The rich chemistry of TMDs combined with numerous strategies that allow tuning of their electronic properties make these materials very attractive for understanding the fundamental principles of electro- and photocatalysis, as well as for developing highly efficient, renewable, and affordable catalysts for large-scale production of hydrogen. Recent developments are highlighted and important challenges in using TMDs as catalysts are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6197-6206
Number of pages10
JournalAdvanced Materials
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 3 2016

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Nanosheets
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Transition metals
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Electrocatalysis
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Photocatalysis
Electronic properties
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Water

Keywords

  • 2D materials
  • electrocatalysis
  • hydrogen evolution reaction (HER)
  • photocatalysis
  • transition-metal dichalcogenides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Recent Strategies for Improving the Catalytic Activity of 2D TMD Nanosheets Toward the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. / Voiry, Damien; Yang, Jieun; Chhowalla, Manish.

In: Advanced Materials, 03.08.2016, p. 6197-6206.

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