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Title: Electrochemical Water Oxidation with Cobalt-Based Electrocatalysts from pH 0–14: The Thermodynamic Basis for Catalyst Structure, Stability and Activity Authors: James B. Gerken , J. Gregory McAlpin , Jamie Y. C. Chen , Matthew L. Rigsby , William H Casey , R. David Britt , and…
Title: Synthetic manganese–calcium oxides mimic the water-oxidizing complex of photosynthesis functionally and structurally Authors: Ivelina Zaharieva, M. Mahdi Najafpour, Mathias Wiechen, Michael Haumann, Philipp Kurz and Holger Dau Journal: Energy and Environmental Science, 2011, 4, 2400-2408 Published: March 3, 2011 Main Affiliations: Fachbereich Physik, Freie Universität…