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Breaking down hidden barriers

CO2 capture and its electrochemical conversion to valorized products are energy-intense processes. Now, researchers report that judicious control of the electrode interface and reactant transport unlock a lower energy pathway allowing direct conversion of CO2 from the captured state to CO.

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Fig. 1: Modulating the electrode–electrolyte interface unlocks reactivity of captured CO2.


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Gallant, B.M. Breaking down hidden barriers. Nat Energy 6, 13–14 (2021).

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