Transition-Metal Chalcogenides for Oxygen-Evolution Reaction


Transition-Metal Chalcogenides for Oxygen-Evolution Reaction

Kartick Chandra Majhi, Paramita Karfa, Rashmi Madhuri

In order to search a green, sustainable, and highly effective energy creation to fulfill the energy demand of our modern society, different technologies have been developed for energy generation/conversion. But, after surveying different prospects, it was found that electrolysis of water is one of the best among them and can be stabilized as a very exciting/useful technology for energy generation. Oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is the half-cell reaction of water electrolysis and therefore has been greatly studied in the last few decades. Since four electrons are required for successful OER, and the result reaction kinetics is very slow, to accelerate the reaction rate, highly efficient catalysts are required. In recent times, based on the low cost, more feasible option, tunable properties, transition metal chalcogenides, i.e. sulfides, selenides, and tellurides based materials have come up to rescue the difficult kinetics of OER. They have been found as best candidates for OER in terms of activity, durability, earth abundance, and low cost, owing to their unique physical, optical, and chemical properties. In this chapter, we have briefly discussed the kinetics parameter, OER mechanism, and role of transition metal chalcogenides towards OER. As a concluding remark, their prospects have also been discussed in this chapter.

Oxygen Evolution Reaction, Transition Metal Chalcogenides, Sulfides, Selenides, Tellurides

Published online 10/5/2019, 28 pages

Citation: Kartick Chandra Majhi, Paramita Karfa, Rashmi Madhuri, Transition-Metal Chalcogenides for Oxygen-Evolution Reaction, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 59, pp 141-168, 2019


Part of the book on Electrochemical Water Splitting

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