Metal Oxides and Related Solids for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting

Metal Oxides and Related Solids for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting

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  • Editor: Junlei Qi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323898065
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857352

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Metal Oxides and Related Solids for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting reviews the fundamentals and strategies needed to design and fabricate metal oxide-based electrocatalysts. After an introduction to the key properties of transition metal oxides, materials engineering methods to optimize the performance of metal-oxide based electrocatalysts are discussed. Strategies reviewed include defect engineering, interface engineering and doping engineering. Other sections cover important categories of metal-oxide (and related solids) based catalysts, including layered hydroxides, metal chalcogenides, metal phosphides, metal nitrides, metal borides, and more. Each chapter introduces important properties and material design strategies, including composite and morphology design. There is also an emphasis on cost-effective materials design and fabrication for optimized performance for electrocatalytic water splitting applications. Lastly, the book touches on recently developed in-situ characterization methods applied to observe and control the material synthesis process.

Key Features

  • Introduces metal oxide-based materials for electrocatalytic water splitting applications, including their key properties, synthesis, design and fabrication strategies
  • Reviews the most relevant materials design strategies, including defect engineering, interface engineering, and doping engineering
  • Discusses the pros and cons of metal oxide-based materials for water splitting applications to aid in materials selection


Materials Scientists and Engineers. Chemical Engineers, Inorganic Chemists

Table of Contents

  • Cover Image
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table of Contents
  • Contributors
  • The Metal Oxides Book Series Edited by Ghenadii Korotcenkov
  • Preface to the series
  • Series editor biography
  • Preface to the volume
  • About the volume editor
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section 1 Introduction to metal oxide-based electrocatalysis
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to water splitting technologies
  • 1.1 Where is the demand?
  • 1.2 The source of hydrogen production
  • 1.3 The methods to achieve water splitting
  • 1.4 The general catalytic principles
  • 1.5 Fundamentals of water electrocatalysis
  • 1.6 The design of electrolyzers
  • 1.7 Conclusion and perspective
  • References
  • Chapter 2 The fundamentals of metal oxides for electrocatalytic water splitting
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Description and definition of metal oxides
  • 2.3 Classification of metal oxides
  • 2.4 The basic properties of metal oxide
  • 2.5 Research methods for metal oxides
  • 2.6 Summary and outlook
  • References
  • Chapter 3 Features of design and fabrication of metal oxide-based electrocatalysts
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 The synthetic methods of metal oxide-based electrocatalysts
  • 3.3 Basic design principles of metal oxides for efficient electrocatalysts
  • 3.4 Summary and prospects
  • Conflict of Interest
  • References
  • Chapter 4 Noble metal oxide based electrodes interfaces design for application in water splitting
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Types, properties, and synthesis methods of noble metal oxide
  • 4.3 Performance optimization strategies of noble metal oxide
  • 4.4 Applications of noble metals and their oxides
  • 4.5 Conclusion and perspectives
  • References
  • Section 2 Transition metal oxides and their prospects for application in water splitting
  • Chapter 5 Structure and basic properties of transition metal oxides designed for application in water splitting
  • 5.1 Transition metal oxides in water splitting
  • 5.2 Spinel-type oxides
  • 5.3 Perovskite oxides
  • 5.4 Amorphous metal oxides
  • 5.5 Rock–salt-type transition metal oxides
  • 5.6 Lithium-transition metal oxides
  • 5.7 Hybrid oxides
  • References
  • Chapter 6 Defect engineering for modifying transition metal oxides
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 The type, introduction, and characterizations of defects
  • 6.3 The roles of defects in electrocatalysts
  • 6.4 Defect engineering metal oxides and other solids
  • 6.5 Summary and prospects
  • References
  • Chapter 7 Interfaces joining for modifying transition metal oxides
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Overview of transition metal oxides
  • 7.3 Types of interfaces
  • 7.4 Preparation of interface modified transition metal oxides
  • 7.5 Interface design strategy
  • 7.6 The role of interface engineering in water splitting
  • 7.7 Specific use of interface process
  • 7.8 Summary and outlook
  • References
  • Chapter 8 Doping engineering toward metal oxides for water splitting
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Pure metal oxide materials
  • 8.3 Cation doped oxide materials
  • 8.4 Anion doped oxide materials
  • 8.5 Co-doped oxide materials
  • 8.6 Single atom doped oxide materials
  • 8.7 Summary and prospects
  • References
  • Section 3 Other approaches to developing electrocatalysts for water splitting
  • Chapter 9 Layered hydroxides as electrocatalysts for water splitting
  • 9.1 Recent developments and improvements on layered double hydroxides water splitting electrocatalysts
  • 9.2 Synthesis method of layered double hydroxides material
  • 9.3 Design strategies for improving the performance of water splitting of layered double hydroxides
  • 9.4 Future perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 10 Metal oxy compounds heterogeneous interfaces joining for water splitting
  • 10.1 What is metal oxy compounds?
  • 10.2 The classification of metal oxy compounds
  • 10.3 The application for HER
  • 10.4 The modification toward metal oxy compounds
  • 10.5 Summary and outlook
  • References
  • Chapter 11 Metal phosphide based electrocatalysts for water splitting
  • 11.1 Phosphide-based electrocatalysts for water splitting
  • 11.2 Syntheses of phosphate-based electrocatalysts
  • 11.3 Other emerging routes
  • 11.4 Conclusion and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 12 Metal-organic framework (MOF)-derived electrocatalysts for water splitting
  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.2 Synthesis strategies of MOFs
  • 12.3 MOF-derived metal oxide
  • 12.4 Summary and prospects
  • References
  • Chapter 13 In-situ characterizations for application in water splitting
  • 13.1 What is in-situ characterizations
  • 13.2 The mainstream in-situ characterizations
  • 13.3 Summary and outlook
  • References
  • Chapter 14 Summary and outlook
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 404
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: May 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323898065
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857352

About the Editor

Junlei Qi

Junlei Qi is a full Professor at State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees under the supervision of Prof. Weitao Zheng from Jilin University in 2005 and 2010, respectively. He was a visiting scholar in Prof. Toriumi Akira's group (2012–2013) at the University of Tokyo, where he investigated single-crystal graphene micro–nano device manufacturing. Dr. Qi’s current interests focus on vertical-standing arrays for electrochemical energy storage and conversion.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China

About the Series Editor

Ghenadii Korotcenkov

Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his Ph.D. in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices in 1976, and his Doctor Habilitate Degree in Physics and Mathematics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics in 1990. Long time he was a leader of scientific Gas Sensor Group and manager of various national and international scientific and engineering projects carried out in Laboratory of Micro- and Optoelectronics, Technical University of Moldova, supported from International Foundations and Programs such as CRDF, MRDA, IREX, ICTP, INTAS, INCO-COPERNICUS, COST, NATO. From 2007 to 2008, he was an invited scientist in Korean Institute of Energy Research, Daejeon, South Korea. Then, until the end of 2017 Dr. G. Korotcenkov was a research professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea. Currently Dr. G. Korotcenkov is the research professor at the Department of Physics and Engineering at the Moldova State University, Chisinau, the Rep. of Moldova. Specialists from Former Soviet Union know G. Korotcenkov’s research results in the field of study of Schottky barriers, MOS structures, native oxides, and photoreceivers on the base of III-Vs compounds very well. His current research interests include material sciences focused on metal oxides, surface science, and the design of thin film gas sensors and thermoelectric convertors. Dr. G. Korotcenkov is either the author or editor of 39 books, published by Momentum Press, CRC Press, Springer (USA) and Harbin Institute of Technology Press (China). He is the author and coauthor of more than 600 scientific publications, including 30 review papers, 38 book chapters, and more than 200 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (h-factor = 42 [Scopus] and h-factor = 51 [Google Scholar citation]). Besides, Dr. G. Korotcenkov is a holder of 17 patents. He has presented more than 250 reports at national and international conferences, including 17 invited talks. Dr. G. Korotcenkov was co-organizer of more than 10 international scientific conferences. Research activities of Dr. G. Korotcenkov are honored by the Prize of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2019), an Award of the Supreme Council of Science and Advanced Technology of the Republic of Moldova (2004); Prize of the Presidents of the Ukrainian, Belarus, and Moldovan Academies of Sciences (2003); and National Youth Prize of the Republic of Moldova in the field of science and technology (1980), among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering, Moldova State University, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

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