(Invited) Two-Dimensional Materials for Electrochemical Synthesis of Fuels
Hydrogen is not only an ideal energy carrier, but also an important agent for many industrial chemical processes. The economical production of hydrogen from electrochemical water splitting is strongly dependent on the affordable catalysts with promising activity to replace platinum-group metals. Recently, layered molybdenum and tungsten have attracted substantial interest to catalyze hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) with their suitable differential free energies for intermediate adsorbed *H at the edge sites. We aim to develop a novel series of transition-metal dichalcogenides with surface activity for HER with a combination of theoretical prediction and experimental verification.