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Electrocatalysis

Ammonia synthesis takes NO for an answer

Electrochemical methods are emerging as potential ways to electrify the production of ammonia (NH3). Now, researchers have discovered a copper–tin electrocatalyst that can efficiently and selectively achieve high production rates of ammonia from nitric oxide (NO) feedstocks, marking a key step forward in decarbonizing ammonia synthesis.

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Fig. 1: Pathways to ammonia.

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Sellers, C., Senftle, T.P. Ammonia synthesis takes NO for an answer. Nat Energy 8, 1184–1185 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-023-01391-9

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