Transition metal-tetracyanoquinodimethane monolayers as single-atom catalysts for the electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction reaction

  title={Transition metal-tetracyanoquinodimethane monolayers as single-atom catalysts for the electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction reaction},
  author={Yiran Ying and Ke Fan and Xin Luo and Haitao Huang},
  journal={arXiv: Chemical Physics},
Converting earth-abundant dinitrogen into value-added chemical ammonia is a significant yet challenging topic. Electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction reaction (NRR), compared with conventional Haber-Bosch process, is an energy-saving and environmentally friendly approach. The major task of electrocatalytic NRR is to find electrocatalysts which can activate dinitrogen effectively and exhibit high selectivity and stability. Single atom catalysts can act as a good solution. In this work, by means of… 
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