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Spontaneous hydrogen production using gadolinium telluride

Kumbhakar, P and Parui, A and Dhakar, S and Paliwal, M and Behera, R and Gautam, ARS and Roy, S and Ajayan, PM and Sharma, S and Singh, AK and Tiwary, CS (2023) Spontaneous hydrogen production using gadolinium telluride. In: iScience, 26 (4).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2023.106510


Developing materials for controlled hydrogen production through water splitting is one of the most promising ways to meet current energy demand. Here, we demonstrate spontaneous and green production of hydrogen at high evolution rate using gadolinium telluride (GdTe) under ambient conditions. The spent materials can be reused after melting, which regain the original activity of the pristine sample. The phase formation and reusability are supported by the thermodynamics calculations. The theoretical calculation reveals ultralow activation energy for hydrogen production using GdTe caused by charge transfer from Te to Gd. Production of highly pure and instantaneous hydrogen by GdTe could accelerate green and sustainable energy conversion technologies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: iScience
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Inc.
Keywords: Inorganic materials; Materials chemistry; Materials science
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 28 May 2023 05:53
Last Modified: 28 May 2023 05:53
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/81493

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