Self-Healing in Nano-sized Manganese-Based Water-Oxidizing Catalysts
Water splitting is considered as a method to storage of renewable energies to hydrogen. The water-oxidation reaction in water splitting is an efficiency-limiting process for water splitting, and thus, there has been notable progress to find highly efficient water-oxidizing catalysts made from cost-effective and earth-abundant elements. In addition to efficiency, the stability of the water-oxidizing compounds is very important. Herein we focus on self-healing in manganese-based water-oxidizing catalysts in artificial photosynthetic systems.
KeywordsWater oxidation Water splitting Manganese Manganese oxide Artificial photosynthesis Carbon nanotube Nanostructure Composite Cerium Mechanism
MMN and DJS are grateful to the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences and the National Elite Foundation for financial support. MHS, BS and SEB are grateful from Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University. This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (Grant №14-14-00039). The authors thank Dr. Wu Xu and Professor Harvey Hou for their comments.
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