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ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION OF NITROGEN

Electrode design for ammonia synthesis

A rapid and efficient electrochemical reaction requires active catalytic material, as well as proper electrode and cell design. Now, a gas diffusion electrode based on a stainless steel cloth successfully overcomes gas transport limitations for high-current ammonia electrosynthesis in non-aqueous solvents at ambient conditions.

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Fig. 1: Electrode and cell design for ammonia electrosynthesis using a lithium-mediated approach.

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Ampelli, C. Electrode design for ammonia synthesis. Nat Catal 3, 420–421 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-020-0461-x

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