Ni2+/Co2+ doped Au-Fe7S8 nanoplatelets with exceptionally high oxygen evolution reaction activity

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Author(s)

  • Shaghraf Javaid
  • Xiaomin Xu
  • Wei Chen
  • Jiayi Chen
  • Sheng Wang
  • Xuyong Yang
  • Yunguo Li
  • Zongping Shao
  • Franca Jones
  • Guohua Jia

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number106463
Journal / PublicationNano Energy
Volume89
Issue numberPart B
Online published26 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

Abstract

To overcome the limited potency of energy devices such as alkaline water electrolyzers, the construction of active materials with dramatically enhanced oxygen evolution reaction (OER) performance is of great importance. Herein we developed an ion diffusion-induced doping strategy that is capable of producing Ni2+/Co2+ doped two-dimensional (2D) Au-Fe7S8 nanoplatelets (NPLs) with exceptionally high OER activity outperforming the benchmark RuO2 catalyst. The co-existence of Co and Ni in Au-Fe7S8 NPLs led to the lowest OER overpotential of 243 mV at 10 mA cm-2 and fast kinetics with a Tafel slope of 43 mV dec-1. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations demonstrated that Ni2+/Co2+ doping improves the binding of OOH species on the {001} surfaces of Au-Fe7S8 NPLs and lowers the Gibbs free energy of the OER process, which are beneficial to outstanding OER activity of the nanoplatelets.

Research Area(s)

  • Au-Fe7S8, Doping, Nanoplatelets, Oxygen evolution reaction

Citation Format(s)

Ni2+/Co2+ doped Au-Fe7S8 nanoplatelets with exceptionally high oxygen evolution reaction activity. / Javaid, Shaghraf; Xu, Xiaomin; Chen, Wei; Chen, Jiayi; Hsu, Hsien-Yi; Wang, Sheng; Yang, Xuyong; Li, Yunguo; Shao, Zongping; Jones, Franca; Jia, Guohua.

In: Nano Energy, Vol. 89, No. Part B, 106463, 11.2021.

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