Graphdiyne based catalysts for energy applications

Tong Wu, Mingzi Sun, Bolong Huang

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Demands of clean and sustainable energy have promoted the rapid development of novel materials for various new energy applications. Graphdiyne (GDY), a carbon allotrope with unique carbon hybridization states, electronic structure and physical properties, has raised tremendous research interest after the first successful synthesis in 2010. Ever since then, GDY has become one of the most attractive carbon materials in different applications. In recent years, the intriguing properties of GDY have been extensively investigated by both theoretical calculations and experiments, which make GDY a promising candidate to be exploited in many different energy applications. Therefore, in this review, we will first introduce the fundamental lattice and electronic structures of GDY. Then, the recent advances of GDY-based materials for efficient electrocatalysts and energy storage materials have been provided. At the end, for future research, we have supplied a section of conclusion and outlook perspectives to summarize the current developments of GDY-based materials and their potential developments. This review will inspire more research attention in GDY-based materials for broad applications in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7369-7383
Number of pages15
JournalMaterials Chemistry Frontiers
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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