JACS: Grain-Boundary-Rich Copper for ECR

The grain boundary in copper-based electrocatalysts has been demonstrated to improve the selectivity of solar-driven electrochemical CO2 reduction towards multi-carbon products. However, the approach to form grain boundaries in copper is still limited. This paper describes a controllable grain growth of copper electrodeposition via poly (vinylpyrrolidone) used as an additive. A grain-boundary-rich metallic copper could […]

Chen Sai and Xintong win 2019 Research Stars of Gonglab

Gonglab’s 2019 Annual Summing-up Meeting was held today. The winners of 2019 are: Research Star of Gonglab: Sai Chen (PhD) Xintong Yuan (Master) Best Newcommer: Jia Yu, Hongbo Song 2nd Prize of Research Stars: Bin Liu, Chengsheng Yang and Shuai Wang 3rd Prize of Research Stars: Wanyu Deng, Yanan Wang, Rui Liu and Lulu Li Natrual […]

Professor Gong won second prize of the State Natural Science Award!

On January 10, 2020, 2020 National Science and Technology Awards Conference was held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Professor Gong, as the first person, won second prize of the State Natural Science Award for “Research on the Method and Mechanism of Heterogeneous Catalyst Structure Defect Regulation”. The State Science and Technology […]

Prof. Fornasiero visited us today!

Prof. Fornasiero from University of Trieste, Italy, visited us today and gave an IREC2 lecture with the title “Smart Catalysts and Today’s Energy and Environmental Challenges.” The study of catalytic processes starting from well- defined materials that are tuned in morphology, composition and shape is offering new perspectives for catalyst design. CO oxidation turned out […]

Angew:Enriched Surface Oxygen Vacancies of Photoanodes via Photoetching with Enhanced Charge Separation

Foreign element doping could improve the charge transport of photoelectrodes, however, new recombination centers may be introduced. This paper describes a facile photoetching approach that alleviates the negative effects from bulk defects by confining the oxygen vacancy (O vac) at the surface of BiVO4 photoanode, via a 10‐minute photoetching. This strategy could induce enriched O […]

EES:Bifacial Passivation of n-silicon Metal-insulator-semiconductor Photoelectrodes for Efficient OER and HER

Silicon-based (Si-based) junctions have been widely investigated in recent years as photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting photoelectrodes, including buried junctions and metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) Schottky junctions. However, Si-based MIS photoelectrodes suffer from low performance for PEC oxygen evolution reaction (OER) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) because of the dilemma that a thin insulator cannot provide enough interfacial […]

Nat Rev Mat: Theory-guided design of catalytic materials using scaling relationships and reactivity descriptors

The active sites of heterogeneous catalysts can be difficult to identify and understand, and, hence, the introduction of active sites into catalysts to tailor their function is challenging. During the past two decades, scaling relationships have been established for important, heterogeneous catalytic reactions. More specifically, a physical or chemical property of the reaction system, termed […]

JACS:Modulating Lattice Oxygen in Dual-functional Mo-V-O Mixed Oxides for CLOD

Oxygen chemistry plays a pivotal role in numerous chemical, energy and environmental systems. Particularly, selective cleavage of C–H bonds by metal oxo species is highly desirable in the catalytic dehydrogenation of light alkanes. However, high selectivity of alkene is usually hampered through consecutive oxygenation reactions in conventional oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) scheme. Herein, we show that […]

Dr. Xiaoxia Chang won silver award for Ph.D. thesis in chemical engineering and material

Dr. Xiaoxia Chang won silver award for Ph.D. thesis in chemical engineering and material! This award was founded by Shandong Chambroad HoldingGroup Co., Ltd., which aim is to reward outstanding Ph.D. thesises in Chemical engineering and material. Dr. Xiaoxia Chang received his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering  2018, under the supervision of Professor Jinlong Gong. […]

JACS: Single-atom Mn-N4 Sites Catalyzed Peroxone Reaction for Efficient Production of Hydroxyl Radicals under Acidic Solution

The peroxone reaction between O3 and H2O2 has been deemed a promising technology to resolve the increasingly serious water pollution problem by virtue of the generation of superactive hydroxyl radicals (•OH), but it suffers greatly from an extremely limited reaction rate constant under acidic conditions (ca. less than 0.1 M–1 s–1 at pH 3). This […]