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    Review—Recent Developments in the Applications of 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides as Electrocatalysts in the Generation of Hydrogen for Renewable Energy Conversion

    Sukanya, Ramaraj and da Silva Alves, Daniele and Breslin, Carmel B. (2022) Review—Recent Developments in the Applications of 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides as Electrocatalysts in the Generation of Hydrogen for Renewable Energy Conversion. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 169 (6). ISSN 0013-4651

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    There has never been a more pressing need to develop sustainable energy systems as dramatic climate changes emerge across the World. Some of these effects can be alleviated by the development of efficient devices that are capable of producing hydrogen gas in an environmentally acceptable manner, which in turn can be employed as a clean fuel. In this context, the splitting of water is especially attractive. However, this technology requires the design of new cost-effective electrocatalytic materials. In this review, the progress made in the development of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and their composites as electrocatalysts for both acidic and alkaline electrolysis cells and as photocatalysts for the formation of hydrogen is described and discussed. Following a short introduction to the mechanisms of the electrochemical hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions and the photoelec- trochemical generation of hydrogen, an introduction to TMDs, their relevant general properties and the methods used in their synthesis are described. Then, the performance of various TMD-based materials in the electrochemical splitting of water is discussed, with a final brief overview of the application of TMDs in photoelectrochemical devices. Although challenges clearly remain, TMD-based materials are emerging as promising electrocatalysts and photoelectrocatalysts for the production of hydrogen. © 2022 The Author(s). Published on behalf of The Electrochemical Society by IOP Publishing Limited. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (CC BY, by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse of the work in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: The Electrochemical Society; Review; Recent Developments; Applications of 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides; Electrocatalysts; Generation of Hydrogen for Renewable Energy Conversion;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Chemistry
    Item ID: 16780
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    Depositing User: Dr. Carmel Breslin
    Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2023 15:55
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Electrochemical Society
    Publisher: Electrochemical Society
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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