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Electroactive Materials

  • Aneeya Kumar Samantara
  • Satyajit Ratha
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Abstract

Both the HER and OER are the core reactions of advanced energy conversion technologies (Fuel cell, metal-air batteries, conversion of CO2 to fuel etc.) which are the key components of the sustainable energy utilization infrastructures. But experimentally these reactions face higher activation energy barrier and require additional potential called overpotential for their completion. In order to reduce the overpotential, numerous electrocatalyst and advanced techniques for electrode fabrication were developed. This chapter covers an up to date literature survey on different types of electroactive materials (precious metals, metal oxides, chalcogenides, phosphides, supported materials etc.) and electrodes employed for electrolysis purpose.

Keywords

Electrode materials Noble metals Nanostructures Metal oxides Chalcogenides Sulphides Selenides Graphene CNT Composites Supported electrodes Free standing electrodes 

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  • Aneeya Kumar Samantara
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  • Satyajit Ratha
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  1. 1.School of Chemical SciencesNational Institute of Science Education and ResearchKhordhaIndia
  2. 2.School of Basic SciencesIndian Institute of TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia

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