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  MAXNET Energy – Focusing Research in Chemical Energy Conversion on the Electrocatlytic Oxygen Evolution

Auer, A. A., Cap, S., Antonietti, M., Cherevko, S., Deng, X., Papakonstantinou, G., et al. (2015). MAXNET Energy – Focusing Research in Chemical Energy Conversion on the Electrocatlytic Oxygen Evolution. Green: The International Journal of Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage, 5, 7-21. doi:10.1515/green-2015-0021.

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Auer, Alexander Adalbert1, Author           
Cap, Sebastien2, Author
Antonietti, Markus3, Author           
Cherevko, Serhiy4, Author
Deng, Xiaohui5, Author           
Papakonstantinou, Georgios6, Author
Sundmacher, Kai6, 7, Author           
Brüller, Sebastian8, Author           
Antonyshy, Iryna9, Author
Dimitratos, Nikolaos10, Author
Davis, Robert J.11, Author
Fechler, Nina3, Author
Freakley, Simon10, Author
Grin, Yuri9, Author
Gunnoe, Brent T.11, Author
Haj-Hariri, Hossein11, Author
Hutchings, Graham10, Author
Liang, Haiwei8, Author
Mayrhofer, Karl J. J.4, Author
Müllen, Klaus8, Author
Neese, Frank1, AuthorRanjan, Chinmoy1, AuthorSankar, Meenakshisundaram 1, AuthorSchlögl, Robert1, 2, AuthorSchüth, Ferdi12, Author           Spanos, Ioannis1, AuthorStratmann, Martin4, AuthorTüysüz, Harun5, Author           Vidakovic-Koch, Tanja6, AuthorYi, Youngmi1, AuthorZangari, Giovanni11, Author more..
1Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Stiftstr 34–36, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, ou_persistent22              
2Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Faradayweg 4–6, 14195 Berlin, ou_persistent22              
3 Kolloidchemie, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Max Planck Society, ou_persistent22              
4Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Max-Planck-Straße 1, 40237 Düsseldorf, Germany, ou_persistent22              
5Research Group Tüysüz, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Max Planck Society, ou_1950290              
6Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Sandtorstraße 1, D-39106 Magdeburg, Germany, ou_persistent22              
7Process Systems Engineering, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Max Planck Society, ou_1738151              
8Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany, ou_persistent22              
9Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics and Solids, Nöthnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden, Germany, ou_persistent22              
10Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, UK, ou_persistent22              
11University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, ou_persistent22              
12Research Department Schüth, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Max Planck Society, ou_1445589              


Free keywords: electrocatalysis; chemical energy conversion; oxygen evolution
 Abstract: MAXNET Energy is an initiative of the Max Planck society in which eight Max Planck institutes and two external partner institutions form a research consortium aiming at a deeper understanding of the electrocatalytic conversion of small molecules. We give an overview of the activities within the MAXNET Energy research consortium. The main focus of research is the electrocatalytic water splitting reaction with an emphasis on the anodic oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Activities span a broad range from creation of novel catalysts by means of chemical or material synthesis, characterization and analysis applying innovative electrochemical techniques, atomistic simulations of state-of-the-art x-ray spectroscopy up to model-based systems analysis of coupled reaction and transport mechanisms. Synergy between the partners in the consortium is generated by two modes of cooperation – one in which instrumentation, techniques and expertise are shared, and one in which common standard materials and test protocols are used jointly for optimal comparability of results and to direct further development. We outline the special structure of the research consortium, give an overview of its members and their expertise and review recent scientific achievements in materials science as well as chemical and physical analysis and techniques. Due to the extreme conditions a catalyst has to endure in the OER, a central requirement for a good oxygen evolution catalyst is not only its activity, but even more so its high stability. Hence, besides detailed degradation studies, a central feature of MAXNET Energy is a standardized test setup/protocol for catalyst stability, which we propose in this contribution.


Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2016-01-192015-12-01
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1515/green-2015-0021
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Title: Green: The International Journal of Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage
Source Genre: Journal
Publ. Info: Berlin : De Gruyter, 1-6
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 5 Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 7 - 21 Identifier: ISSN: 1869-8778
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/1869-8778