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No practice can be regarded as perfect.
It is important to keep the debate about different practices going.
General Critical Remarks
G.A. Tsirlina. Against “electrochemical mainstreams”. J Solid State Electrochem 24, 2187–2188 (2020).
A. Kuhn. To be, or not to be…Electrochemist? J Solid State Electrochem 24, 2113–2114 (2020).
S. L. Scott, T. B. Gunnoe, P. Fornasiero, C. M. Crudden. To Err is Human; To Reproduce Takes Time. ACS Catalysis 12, 3644-3650 (2022).
A.R. Akbashev. Electrocatalysis Goes Nuts. ACS Catalysis 12, 4296–4301 (2022).
J. G. Chen, C. W. Jones, S. Linic, V. R. Stamenkovic. Best Practices in Pursuit of Topics in Heterogeneous Electrocatalysis. ACS Catalysis 7 (9), 6392-6393 (2017).
Voiry et al. Best Practices for Reporting Electrocatalytic Performance of Nanomaterials. ACS Nano 12 (10), 9635-9638 (2018).
D. Li, C. Batchelor-McAuley, R. G. Compton. Some thoughts about reporting the electrocatalytic performance of nanomaterials. Applied Materials Today 18, 100404 (2020).
Wei et al. Recommended Practices and Benchmark Activity for Hydrogen and Oxygen Electrocatalysis in Water Splitting and Fuel Cells. Advanced Materials 31, 1806296 (2019).
J. Masa, C. Batchelor-McAuley, W. Schuhmann, R. G. Compton. Koutecky-Levich analysis applied to nanoparticle modified rotating disk electrodes: electrocatalysis or misinterpretation. Nano Research 7, 71-78 (2014).
Stevens et al. Measurement Techniques for the Study of Thin Film Heterogeneous Water Oxidation Electrocatalysts. Chemistry of Materials 29, 120-140 (2017).
L. Wang, Z. Sofer, M. Pumera. Will Any Crap We Put into Graphene Increase Its Electrocatalytic Effect? ACS Nano 14 (1), 21-25 (2020).
P. Christopher, S. Jin, K. Sivula, P. V. Kamat. Why Seeing Is Not Always Believing: Common Pitfalls in Photocatalysis and Electrocatalysis. ACS Energy Letters 6 (2), 707-709 (2021).
G. Jerkiewicz. Applicability of Platinum as a Counter-Electrode Material in Electrocatalysis Research. ACS Catalysis 12, 2661-2670 (2022).
Suryanto et al. Challenges and prospects in the catalysis of electroreduction of nitrogen to ammonia. Nature Catalysis 2, 290–296 (2019).
C. Costentin, S. Drouet, M. Robert, J.-M. Savéant. Turnover Numbers, Turnover Frequencies, and Overpotential in Molecular Catalysis of Electrochemical Reactions. Cyclic Voltammetry and Preparative-Scale Electrolysis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 11235–11242 (2012).
Q. Wang, H. Guesmi, S. Tingry, D. Cornu, Y. Holade, S. D. Minteer. Unveiling the Pitfalls of Comparing Oxygen Reduction Reaction Kinetic Data for Pd-Based Electrocatalysts without the Experimental Conditions of the Current–Potential Curves. ACS Energy Lett. 7, 952–957 (2022).
Electrochemical Energy Storage
T. S. Mathis, N. Kurra, X. Wang, D. Pinto, P. Simon, Y. Gogotsi. Energy storage data reporting in perspective—guidelines for interpreting the performance of electrochemical energy storage systems. Advanced Energy Materials 9, 1902007 (2019).
T. Brousse, D. Bélanger, J. W. Long. To Be or Not To Be Pseudocapacitive? J. Electrochem. Soc. 162, A5185 (2015).
A. R. Zeradjanin. Frequent Pitfalls in the Characterization of Electrodes Designed for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage. ChemSusChem 11, 1278 (2018).
T. Marks, S. Trussler, A. J. Smith, D. Xiong, J. R. Dahn. A Guide to Li-Ion Coin-Cell Electrode Making for Academic Researchers. J. Electrochem. Soc. 158 A51 (2011).
V. Murray, D. S. Hall, J. R. Dahn. A Guide to Full Coin Cell Making for Academic Researchers.
J. Electrochem. Soc. 166 A329 (2019).
K. J. J. Mayrhofer, G. K. H. Wiberg, M. Arenz. Impact of Glass Corrosion on the Electrocatalysis on Pt Electrodes in Alkaline Electrolyte. J. Electrochem. Soc. 155, P1 (2007).
A. Tiwari, T. Maagaard, I. Chorkendorff, S. Horch. Effect of Dissolved Glassware on the Structure-Sensitive Part of the Cu(111) Voltammogram in KOH. ACS Energy Letters 4, 1645-1649 (2019).
N. Elgrishi, K. J. Rountree, B. D. McCarthy, E. S. Rountree, T. T. Eisenhart, J. L. Dempsey. A Practical Beginner’s Guide to Cyclic Voltammetry. Journal of Chemical Education 95, 197-206 (2018).
G. Jerkiewicz. Standard and Reversible Hydrogen Electrodes: Theory, Design, Operation, and Applications. ACS Catalysis 10, 15, 8409–8417 (2020).
Handbook of Reference Electrodes. Edited by G. Inzelt, A. Lewenstam, F. Scholz. Springer (2013).
W. Oelßner, F. Berthold, U. Guth. The iR drop – well-known but often underestimated in electrochemical polarization measurements and corrosion testing. Materials and Corrosion, 57, 455-466 (2006).
Common Characterization Approaches
C. F. Holder and R. E. Schaak. Tutorial on Powder X-ray Diffraction for Characterizing Nanoscale Materials. ACS Nano 13 (7), 7359-7365 (2019).
Other Relevant Literature
Bligaard et al. Toward Benchmarking in Catalysis Science: Best Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities. ACS Catalysis 6 (4), 2590-2602 (2016).
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