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Reassessment of the catalytic activity of bismuth for aqueous nitrogen electroreduction

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Fig. 1: Characterization of the BiBP material.
Fig. 2: NRR electrocatalytic activity tests of the BiBP material.

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We acknowledge the use of facilities within the Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy (funded by Australian Research Council grant LE110100223) and Monash X-ray Platform (funded by Australian Research Council grant LE130100072). Funding of this work by the Australian Research Council (Future Fellowship FT200100317 to A.N.S., Discovery Project DP200101878, Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science CE140100012) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (‘Renewable Hydrogen for Export’ project 2018/RND009 DM015) is gratefully appreciated.

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J.C. undertook the materials synthesis and NRR experiments, and contributed to the writing of the manuscript, H.-L.D. performed the X-ray diffraction analysis, M.C. undertook the transmission electron microscopy characterization, B.H.R.S. performed NRR experiments; and A.N.S. and D.R.M. conceived and supervised the study, and contributed to the writing of the manuscript.

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Correspondence to Alexandr N. Simonov or Douglas R. MacFarlane.

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A.N.S. and D.R.M. have management and consulting roles in Jupiter Ionics Pty Ltd. All other authors have no competing interests.

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Choi, J., Du, HL., Chatti, M. et al. Reassessment of the catalytic activity of bismuth for aqueous nitrogen electroreduction. Nat Catal 5, 382–384 (2022).

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