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Nitrogen Reduction

The mosaic art of interphases

Electrochemical reduction of N2, mediated by Li, offers promise to decarbonize NH3 production, yet interfacial dynamics in such systems are poorly understood. Now, the morphology of the solid-electrolyte interphase layer formed during N2 reduction is revealed, opening opportunities to elucidate by-product formation mechanisms and improve NH3 selectivity.

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Fig. 1: Solid-electrolyte interphase layers formed during LiMEAS.


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McShane, E.J., Cargnello, M. The mosaic art of interphases. Nat Energy 8, 115–116 (2023).

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