A rigorous electrochemical ammonia synthesis protocol with quantitative isotope measurements

  title={A rigorous electrochemical ammonia synthesis protocol with quantitative isotope measurements},
  author={Suzanne Zamany Andersen and Viktor {\vC}oli{\'c} and Sungeun Yang and Jay A. Schwalbe and Adam C. Nielander and Joshua M. McEnaney and Kasper Enemark-Rasmussen and Jon G. Baker and Aayush R. Singh and Brian A. Rohr and Michael J. Statt and Sarah J. Blair and Stefano Mezzavilla and Jakob Kibsgaard and Peter Christian Kj{\ae}rgaard Vesborg and Matteo Cargnello and Stacey F. Bent and Thomas Francisco Jaramillo and Ifan Erfyl Lester Stephens and Jens K. N{\o}rskov and Ib Chorkendorff},
The electrochemical synthesis of ammonia from nitrogen under mild conditions using renewable electricity is an attractive alternative1–4 to the energy-intensive Haber–Bosch process, which dominates industrial ammonia production. However, there are considerable scientific and technical challenges5,6 facing the electrochemical alternative, and most experimental studies reported so far have achieved only low selectivities and conversions. The amount of ammonia produced is usually so small that it… 
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