MXenes for Electrocatalysis


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MXenes for Electrocatalysis

Wenyu Yuan, Laifei Cheng

Electrocatalysis is considered as one of the most promising approaches to overcome the global energy crisis and environmental challenges. The high-performance electrocatalytic system heavily relies on the design of catalysts. MXenes, a large family of novel 2D transition metal carbides (nitrides), which is obtained from selectively etching of MAX ceramics, are candidates for electrocatalysis. In this chapter, we will mainly introduce the advances of MXene-based electrocatalysts, and discuss the applications of MXenes in hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), and N2 reduction reaction (NRR). Finally, the future outlook of MXenes in electrocatalysis will analyzed in-depth.

MXene, Electrocatalysis, HER, OER, NRR

Published online 5/30/2019, 31 pages

Citation: Wenyu Yuan, Laifei Cheng, MXenes for Electrocatalysis, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 51, pp 74-104, 2019


Part of the book on MXenes: Fundamentals and Applications

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