Huge appreciation to Selwin and Lin!
We investigate the geometric and electronic properties of a series of single-atom catalysts (SACs) within UiO-66-NH2 (a Zr-based metal-organic frameworks) with respect to electrocatalytic CO2 reduction. A volcano trend in the FEs of CO over the as-synthesised samples has been observed. In particular, the confinement effect within the rigid framework can greatly facilitate redox hopping between the Cu SACs, rendering high FEs of CH4 and C2H4. Despite only demonstrated in selected SACs within UiO-66-NH2, this study sheds light towards the rational engineering of molecular interactions(s) with SACs for the sustainable provision of fine chemicals.
Great work by Selwin, Qi and Leo!
Congratulations to Selwin and Tommy! Excellent work on the study of enantiospecificity by zeolitic materials.
Interesting battery work! In Situ Formation of Aluminum-Silicon-Lithium Active Materials in Aluminum Matrices for Lithium-Ion Batteries. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9TA13745A
An advanced high-temperature chamber with a robust design for in-situ X-ray diffraction studies in different atmospheres up to 1200 °C is now in place. A training course (about 3 days) by the engineers from Rigaku will be launched in early 2020.