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A Review on the Promising Plasma-Assisted Preparation of Electrocatalysts

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832003, China
College of Physical Science and Technology, Dalian University, Dalian 116622, China
Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Jurong Island 627833, Singapore
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(10), 1436;
Received: 29 August 2019 / Revised: 27 September 2019 / Accepted: 3 October 2019 / Published: 10 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plasma for Energy and Catalytic Nanomaterials)
Electrocatalysts are becoming increasingly important for both energy conversion and environmental catalysis. Plasma technology can realize surface etching and heteroatom doping, and generate highly dispersed components and redox species to increase the exposure of the active edge sites so as to improve the surface utilization and catalytic activity. This review summarizes the recent plasma-assisted preparation methods of noble metal catalysts, non-noble metal catalysts, non-metal catalysts, and other electrochemical catalysts, with emphasis on the characteristics of plasma-assisted methods. The influence of the morphology, structure, defect, dopant, and other factors on the catalytic performance of electrocatalysts is discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrocatalyst; plasma; defect rich; surface etching; heteroatom doping electrocatalyst; plasma; defect rich; surface etching; heteroatom doping
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Yu, F.; Liu, M.; Ma, C.; Di, L.; Dai, B.; Zhang, L. A Review on the Promising Plasma-Assisted Preparation of Electrocatalysts. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 1436.

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