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Hydrogen evolution: Not living on the edge

Nature Energy volume 2, Article number: 17132 (2017) | Download Citation

Transition-metal dichalcogenides are appealing catalysts for H2 generation from water. They tend to rely on scarce edge sites, rather than the more abundant basal-plane sites, to drive catalysis. Now, guided by computation, H-TaS2 and H-NbS2 are proposed as highly basal-plane-active catalysts that improve with electrochemical cycling.

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  1. Danielle N. Chirdon and Yiying Wu are at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA.

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