Metallic Transition-Metal Dichalcogenide Nanocatalysts for Energy Conversion
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2018.03.012
Electrochemical or photoelectrochemical water splitting is an environmentally friendly technology for H2 production to replace fossil fuels for industrial and social utilization of energy. Metallic transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) nanomaterials are significantly promising for applications in practical catalysis of water splitting to replace state-of-the-art noble-metal-based catalysts. High intrinsic activity and remarkable conductivity are the main advantages of these materials. Structural and compositional design can also be used to improve the catalytic performance.