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Best practices for oxygen electrocatalysis

Oxygen electrocatalysis is key for energy conversion and storage technologies such as fuel cells and water electrolysers. However, the measurement of the performance of electrocatalysts is not standardized. This Comment addresses emerging pitfalls in performance evaluation and discusses best practices for oxygen electrocatalysis.

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Fig. 1: Schematic illustration of the recommended practices for oxygen electrocatalysis.


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We acknowledge the financial support from Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) MTC Individual Research Grants (IRG) M22K2c0078, the Singapore National Research Foundation under its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) programme, and the Startup Foundation for Hundred-Talent Program of Zhejiang University. We thank H. Iriawan for his comments and edits.

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Chen, Y., Zheng, D.J., Xu, Z.J. et al. Best practices for oxygen electrocatalysis. Nat Sustain 7, 371–374 (2024).

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