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Tuning Interfacial Structure for Better Catalysis of Water Electrolysis.

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Summary of "Tuning Interfacial Structure for Better Catalysis of Water Electrolysis."

Interface modulating, as an old concept of heterogeneous catalysis, represents an emerging, fast-growing and exciting direction in the field of water electrolysis. Over the past five years, diverse hetero-nanostructures have been synthesized as water electrolysis catalysts by taking advantage of interface modulating. However, it seems that the performance (i.e. efficiency and durability) of these materials needs to be further improved. Therefore, a comprehensive summary of recent achievements as well as the challenge issues concerning the regulation of material functionalities through interface modulating is necessary and helpful. In this minireview, we firstly outline the fundamentals of water electrolysis, and then the delicate design and the fine control of well-defined interfaces, and the related mechanisms for performance improvement are discussed. Finally, we conclude with the future opportunities and challenges in the everlasting pursuit of highly efficient and robust water electrolysis catalysts.

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Name: Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
ISSN: 1521-3765
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