Water-splitting electrolysis using an electrocatalyst and a renewable power source is a promising energy conversion technology, especially when combined with energy stored in the form of hydrogen that has the benefit of also being environmentally friendly. The electrocatalyst can be rationally designed using nanomaterials spanning from transition-metal-based oxides and their derivatives, organic polymer nanomaterials, to inorganic-organic nanocomposites. The July 2020 issue of MRS Bulletin discusses materials innovations for realizing highly efficient and durable electrocatalysts for large-scale, cost-effective water splitting
This webinar expanded upon and complemented the articles in this MRS Bulletin issue with talks from leading experts in the field. An interactive Q&A session follows each of the talks.
Recent advances in rational design of efficient electrocatalyst for full water splitting across all pH conditions Gnanaprakasam Janani, Chonnam National University Talk begins at 7:40
Functionally graded nanocomposite materials for catalysis: From hard coatings to energy applications Emerson Coy, NanoBioMedical Centre, Adam Mickiewicz University Talk begins at 36:18
Interfacing metals and compounds for enhanced H₂ evolution from water splitting Yujie Sun, University of Cincinnati Talk begins at 1:10:51