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Instant and Persistent Hydrogen Production Using Nano High Entropy Catalyst
preprintsubmitted on 06.09.2019, 05:30 and posted on 09.09.2019, 08:32 by Nirmal Kumar, Subramanian Nellaiappan, Ritesh Kumar, Kirtiman Deo Malviya, K. G. Pradeep, Abhishek Kumar Singh, Sudhanshu Sharma, Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Krishanu Biswas
Renewable harvesting clean and hydrogen energy using the benefits of novel multicatalytic materials of high entropy alloy (HEA equimolar Cu-Ag-Au-Pt-Pd) from formic acid with minimum energy input has been achieved in the present investigation. The synthesis effect of pristine elements in the HEA drives the electro-oxidation reaction towards non-carbonaceous pathway . The atomistic simulation based on DFT rationalize the distinct lowering of the d-band center for the individual atoms in the HEA as compared to the pristine counterparts. This catalytic activity of the HEA has also been extended to methanol electro-oxidation to show the unique capability of the novel catalyst. The nanostructured HEA, properties using a combination of casting and cry omilling techniques can further be utilized as fuel cell anode in direct formic acid/methanol fuel cells (DFFE).