Recent Advances in Metallic Glass Nanostructures: Synthesis Strategies and Electrocatalytic Applications

Jinyang Li, Gustavo Doubek, Lyndsey McMillon-Brown, André D. Taylor

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Recent advances in metallic glass nanostructures (MGNs) are reported, covering a wide array of synthesis strategies, computational discovery, and design solutions that provide insight into distinct electrocatalytic applications. A brief introduction to the development and unique features of MGNs with an overview of top-down and bottom-up synthesis strategies is presented. Specifically, the morphology and structural analysis of several examples applying MGNs as electrodes are highlighted. Subsequently, a comprehensive discussion of commonly employed kinetic parameters and their connection with the unique material structures of MGNs on individual electrocatalytic reactions is made, including the hydrogen evolution reaction, oxygen reduction reaction, and alcohol (methanol or ethanol) oxidation reaction. Finally, a summary of the challenges and perspective on the future research and development relevant to MGNs as electrocatalysts is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1802120
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 15 2019


  • amorphous alloys
  • electrocatalysis
  • fabrication processing
  • metallic glass nanostructures
  • synthesis strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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