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Title: Amorphous Metallic NiFeP: A Conductive Bulk Material Achieving High Activity for Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Both Alkaline and Acidic Media

Abstract

Here, the intrinsic catalytic activity at 10 mA cm –2 for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is currently working out at overpotentials higher than 320 mV. A highly efficient electrocatalyst should possess both active sites and high conductivity; however, the loading of powder catalysts on electrodes may often suffer from the large resistance between catalysts and current collectors. This work reports a class of bulk amorphous NiFeP materials with metallic bonds from the viewpoint of electrode design. The materials reported here perfectly combine high macroscopic conductivity with surface active sites, and can be directly used as the electrodes with active sites toward high OER activity in both alkaline and acidic electrolytes. Specifically, a low overpotential of 219 mV is achieved at the geometric current density 10 mA cm –2 in an alkaline electrolyte, with the Tafel slope of 32 mV dec –1 and intrinsic overpotential of 280 mV. Meanwhile, an overpotential of 540 mV at 10 mA cm –2 is attained in an acidic electrolyte and stable for over 30 h, which is the best OER performance in both alkaline and acidic media. This work provides a different angle for the design of high–performance OER electrocatalysts and facilitates the device applicationsmore » of electrocatalysts.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [3];  [6];  [2];  [3];  [6]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Tongji Univ., Shanghai (People's Republic of China); Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jiangxi (People's Republic of China)
  2. Tianjin Univ., Tianjin (People's Republic of China)
  3. Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Anhui (People's Republic of China)
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  5. Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan)
  6. Tongji Univ., Shanghai (People's Republic of China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); Argonne National Laboratory, Advanced Photon Source; USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1481751
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 32; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; amorphous; conductivity; electrocatalysis; oxygen evolution reaction; phosphate

Citation Formats

Hu, Fei, Zhu, Shengli, Chen, Shuangming, Li, Yu, Ma, Lu, Wu, Tianpin, Zhang, Yan, Wang, Chengming, Liu, Congcong, Yang, Xianjin, Song, Li, Yang, Xiaowei, and Xiong, Yujie. Amorphous Metallic NiFeP: A Conductive Bulk Material Achieving High Activity for Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Both Alkaline and Acidic Media. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/adma.201606570.
Hu, Fei, Zhu, Shengli, Chen, Shuangming, Li, Yu, Ma, Lu, Wu, Tianpin, Zhang, Yan, Wang, Chengming, Liu, Congcong, Yang, Xianjin, Song, Li, Yang, Xiaowei, & Xiong, Yujie. Amorphous Metallic NiFeP: A Conductive Bulk Material Achieving High Activity for Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Both Alkaline and Acidic Media. United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201606570.
Hu, Fei, Zhu, Shengli, Chen, Shuangming, Li, Yu, Ma, Lu, Wu, Tianpin, Zhang, Yan, Wang, Chengming, Liu, Congcong, Yang, Xianjin, Song, Li, Yang, Xiaowei, and Xiong, Yujie. Thu . "Amorphous Metallic NiFeP: A Conductive Bulk Material Achieving High Activity for Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Both Alkaline and Acidic Media". United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201606570.
@article{osti_1481751,
title = {Amorphous Metallic NiFeP: A Conductive Bulk Material Achieving High Activity for Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Both Alkaline and Acidic Media},
author = {Hu, Fei and Zhu, Shengli and Chen, Shuangming and Li, Yu and Ma, Lu and Wu, Tianpin and Zhang, Yan and Wang, Chengming and Liu, Congcong and Yang, Xianjin and Song, Li and Yang, Xiaowei and Xiong, Yujie},
abstractNote = {Here, the intrinsic catalytic activity at 10 mA cm–2 for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is currently working out at overpotentials higher than 320 mV. A highly efficient electrocatalyst should possess both active sites and high conductivity; however, the loading of powder catalysts on electrodes may often suffer from the large resistance between catalysts and current collectors. This work reports a class of bulk amorphous NiFeP materials with metallic bonds from the viewpoint of electrode design. The materials reported here perfectly combine high macroscopic conductivity with surface active sites, and can be directly used as the electrodes with active sites toward high OER activity in both alkaline and acidic electrolytes. Specifically, a low overpotential of 219 mV is achieved at the geometric current density 10 mA cm–2 in an alkaline electrolyte, with the Tafel slope of 32 mV dec–1 and intrinsic overpotential of 280 mV. Meanwhile, an overpotential of 540 mV at 10 mA cm–2 is attained in an acidic electrolyte and stable for over 30 h, which is the best OER performance in both alkaline and acidic media. This work provides a different angle for the design of high–performance OER electrocatalysts and facilitates the device applications of electrocatalysts.},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201606570},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
issn = {0935-9648},
number = 32,
volume = 29,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {6}
}

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