Single-crystal Surfaces as Model Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction

Paramaconi Rodriguez, Adam Kolodziej, Angel Cuesta

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Single-crystal electrodes have been essential in the development of fundamental
understanding of complex catalytic reactions. Each facet of a single
crystal provides a different reactivity and ability to bind intermediates, and
pioneering work by Clavillier opened up the field for quantitative mechanistic
study. This single-crystal work has now been performed for many
types of metal surfaces and systematic studies as a function of crystal facets
have been linked to computational electrochemistry to provide predictive
tools and better insight into complex reaction sequences. This chapter
summarises recent progress in, and current understanding of, carbon dioxide
reduction reaction (CO2RR) on a single-crystal electrode surface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide:
Subtitle of host publicationOvercoming the Limitations of Photosynthesis
EditorsFrank Marken, David Fermin
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
ISBN (Print)978-1-78262-042-6
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2018

Publication series

NameEnergy and Environment Series
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry


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