Atomic-layer-deposited iron oxide on arrays of metal/carbon spheres and their application for electrocatalysis

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Author(s)

  • Xinhui Xia
  • Yadong Wang
  • Donghuang Wang
  • Yongqi Zhang
  • Jiangping Tu
  • Hong Jin Fan

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-253
Journal / PublicationNano Energy
Volume20
Online published29 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We construct high-performance oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalysts by a rational integration of metal tube (NiT), carbon spheres (CSs) and atomic-layer deposited Fe3O4. The preformed arrays of NiT/CSs are uniform coated by Fe3O4 using atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique with variable thickness. The obtained NiT/CSs-Fe3O4 hybrid nanoarrays have combined properties of inter-connected porous architecture (thus large surface area) and good mechanical robustness. The NiT/CSs-Fe3O4 arrays exhibit enhanced electro-catalytic ORR properties with higher onset potential and catalytic current than other iron oxide-based counterparts, as well as noticeable methanol-tolerance and CO anti-poisoning due to the integrated architecture and probably a synergistic coupling effect. Our result verifies the useful application of ALD in fabrication of nanostructured electrocatalysts. The developed design protocol of active materials can be extended to other hybrid arrays for applications in electrochemical energy storage and sensing.

Research Area(s)

  • Core/shell arrays, Oxygen reduction reaction, Atomic layer deposition, Carbon spheres

Citation Format(s)

Atomic-layer-deposited iron oxide on arrays of metal/carbon spheres and their application for electrocatalysis. / Xia, Xinhui; Wang, Yadong; Wang, Donghuang; Zhang, Yongqi; Fan, Zhanxi; Tu, Jiangping; Zhang, Hua; Fan, Hong Jin.

In: Nano Energy, Vol. 20, 02.2016, p. 244-253.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review