Uniform cobalt grafted on vanadium nitride as a high efficient oxygen evolution reaction catalyst

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4386-4393
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number7
Online published8 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022


The rational design of highly effective and low-cost catalysts for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is of prime importance for the development of water splitting. However, the activity of electrocatalysts still needs enhancement to satisfy the practical application. Herein, we report Co nanoparticles grafted on vanadium nitride (VN) surface via in situ phase separation method by nitriding Co2V2O7 precursor. Benefiting the advantages of abundant active sites of Co, high conductivity and corrosion resistance of VN, the Co/VN achieves incredibly high activity and durability for OER with a low overpotential of 320 mV at a current density of 10 mV cm−2 with a small Tafel slope of 50.4 mV dec−1 and long-term stability. In addition, the in situ Raman further reveals the synergistic effect of Co and VN. Significantly, this study may enrich our knowledge and it can be extended to prepare other interconnected framework structures for the development of OER catalysts.

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  • Cobalt, Electrocatalysts, in situ Raman, Oxygen evolution reaction, Vanadium nitride