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Electrochemistry-inspired design of thermocatalysts

The development of bimetallic catalysts is often hindered by the heavy workload of the classical trial-and-error method. Now, a distinct mechanism demonstrates that breaking down the net thermochemical reaction into the corresponding electrochemical half-reactions offers a facile approach to design bimetallic catalysts by analysing each putative half-reaction.

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Fig. 1: Illustration of the demonstrated mechanism and its potential role in performance prediction.


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Zhao, BH., Zhang, B. Electrochemistry-inspired design of thermocatalysts. Nat Catal 7, 229–230 (2024).

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