The new electrocatalyst exceeded platinum on the efficiency of hydrogen production


Chemists have developed a composite material consisting of carbon nanoproins doped with ruthenium and nitrogen, which exceeds platinum on the efficiency of alkaline water electrolysis and is not inferior in the indices in an acidic environment.

The electrochemical splitting of water is the key step in the production of hydrogen, as one of

They found that ruthenium has a high activity in the production of hydrogen from the water and studied its properties on an atomic scale. This allowed scientists to design and create a catalyst consisting of carbon nanopod with ruthenium atoms associated with nitrogen for the formation of active centers in a carbon matrix. The researchers also found that individual atoms were dominant activity, and nonsense of ruthenium.

At the snapshot of the ruthenium coated.

Chemists have already applied for a patent and plan to begin production of trial samples for

Earlier, we also reported that researchers from Berkeley developed