Dr. Haobo Li
, Chair for Theoretical Chemistry, TU München, Germany, Current affiliation: School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Australia
HPC Platform used:
JUWELS at JSC
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Ammonia (NH3) is a versatile compound that finds applications in fertilizer production and fiber manufacturing. The industrial synthesis of ammonia relies on high temperatures and pressures, and requires large amounts of energy while emitting greenhouse gases. A more promising alternative is the electrochemical nitrogen reduction reaction (NRR), which offers a more efficient and environmentally friendly way for ammonia synthesis. Researchers from Technical University of Munich (TUM) have taken this concept further by utilizing artificial-intelligence methods to theoretically design and screen appropriate catalysts for the NRR process. These catalysts, known as single-atom catalysts, play a crucial role in facilitating the reaction.