Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have predicted and synthesized new 2D alloys with catalytic properties that can be used in lithium-air (Li-air) batteries and to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas.

The research was published May 25, 2020, in Advanced Materials by Rohan Mishra, assistant professor of mechanical engineering & materials science in the McKelvey School of Engineering and John Cavin, a physics doctoral student in his lab.

Their research has implications for reducing dependence on and reversing damage done by fossil fuel use, Cavin said.

Read more at McKelvey School of Engineering.