Gold-in-copper at low *CO coverage enables efficient electromethanation of CO2

Nature Communications, Vol. 12 (2021)

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Auteurs
  • Xue Wang
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Pengfei Ou
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Joshua Wicks
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Yi Xie
  • Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Ying Wang
  • Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Jun Li
  • Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Jason Tam
  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Dan Ren
  • Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Jane Y. Howe
  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Ziyun Wang
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Adnan Ozden
  • Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Y. Zou Finfrock
  • Science Division, Canadian Light Source
  • Yi Xu
  • Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Yuhang Li
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Armin Sedighian Rasouli
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Koen Bertens
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Alexander H. Ip
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Michael Graetzel
  • Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • David Sinton
  • Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Edward H. Sargent
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

Résumé

The electroreduction of CO2 offers a promising approach to produce carbon-neutral methane using renewable electricity. This study shows that the introduction of Au in Cu enables selective methane production from CO2 by regulating *CO availability.

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