Developing gold-based electrocatalysts for the production of fuels from CO2 and water [electronic resource]
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- Cave, Etosha.
- Jaramillo, Thomas Francisco, primary advisor.
- Mitchell, Reginald, primary advisor.
- Nørskov, Jens K., advisor.
- Stanford University. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
- Carbon dioxide electroreduction is presented as a way to convert CO2 into commodity chemicals. This thesis starts with an overview of CO2 electroreduction, the methods used to study CO2 electroreduction catalysts and analysis of a specific application of CO2RR: the conversion of CO2 emissions from the fermentation of corn. Subsequently, a thorough analysis of gold as a catalyst for CO2 electroreduction is presented, followed by analysis of four novel gold-based materials for CO2 electroreduction. For these materials, electrochemical analysis and characterization is discussed as well as some mechanistic implications. The thesis is concluded with a combination of theory and experimental hydrogen partial current densities to generate a relationship between surface CO-binding and HER during CO2 electroreduction.
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- Submitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
- Thesis (Ph.D.)--Stanford University, 2015.
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