Bubbles Help New Catalysts Self-Optimize

Electrocatalyst process creates hydrogen bubbles between planes of the layered material, which breaks the layers up and makes catalytic sites more accessible.

An electrocatalyst created at Rice University proved as effective as platinum for the production of hydrogen.

October 9, 2017 | Source: Rice University, news.rice.edu, 31 July 2017, Mike Williams

Scientists at Rice University and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have predicted and created new two-dimensional electrocatalysts to extract hydrogen from water with high performance and low cost.

In the process, they also created a simple model to screen materials for catalytic activity.