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Title: Hollow structured carbon-supported nickel cobaltite nanoparticles as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction and evolution reaction

Abstract

Here, the exploration of efficient electrocatalysts for both the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is essential for fuel cells and metal-air batteries. In this study, we developed 3D hollow-structured NiCo2O4/C nanoparticles with interconnected pores as bifunctional electrocatalysts, which are transformed from solid NiCo2 alloy nanoparticles through the Kirkendall effect. The unique hollow structure of NiCo2O4 nanoparticles increases the number of active sites and improves contact with the electrolyte to result in excellent ORR and OER performances. In addition, the hollow-structured NiCo2O4/C nanoparticles exhibit superior long-term stability for both the ORR and OER compared to commercial Pt/C. The template- and surfactant-free synthetic strategy could be used for the low-cost and large-scale synthesis of hollow-structured materials, which would facilitate the screening of high-efficiency catalysts for energy conversion.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [1];  [1]
  1. Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, Wuhan (People's Republic of China)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Tianjin Univ., Tianjin (People's Republic of China)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1246781
Report Number(s):
BNL-111709-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1867-3880; KC0403020
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC00112704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ChemCatChem
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1867-3880
Publisher:
ChemPubSoc Europe
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; oxygen reduction and evolution reactions; Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Citation Formats

Wang, Jie, Han, Lili, Lin, Ruoqian, Xin, Huolin L., Wang, Deli, and Wu, Zexing. Hollow structured carbon-supported nickel cobaltite nanoparticles as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction and evolution reaction. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1002/cctc.201501058.
Wang, Jie, Han, Lili, Lin, Ruoqian, Xin, Huolin L., Wang, Deli, & Wu, Zexing. Hollow structured carbon-supported nickel cobaltite nanoparticles as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction and evolution reaction. United States. doi:10.1002/cctc.201501058.
Wang, Jie, Han, Lili, Lin, Ruoqian, Xin, Huolin L., Wang, Deli, and Wu, Zexing. Tue . "Hollow structured carbon-supported nickel cobaltite nanoparticles as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction and evolution reaction". United States. doi:10.1002/cctc.201501058. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1246781.
@article{osti_1246781,
title = {Hollow structured carbon-supported nickel cobaltite nanoparticles as an efficient bifunctional electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction and evolution reaction},
author = {Wang, Jie and Han, Lili and Lin, Ruoqian and Xin, Huolin L. and Wang, Deli and Wu, Zexing},
abstractNote = {Here, the exploration of efficient electrocatalysts for both the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is essential for fuel cells and metal-air batteries. In this study, we developed 3D hollow-structured NiCo2O4/C nanoparticles with interconnected pores as bifunctional electrocatalysts, which are transformed from solid NiCo2 alloy nanoparticles through the Kirkendall effect. The unique hollow structure of NiCo2O4 nanoparticles increases the number of active sites and improves contact with the electrolyte to result in excellent ORR and OER performances. In addition, the hollow-structured NiCo2O4/C nanoparticles exhibit superior long-term stability for both the ORR and OER compared to commercial Pt/C. The template- and surfactant-free synthetic strategy could be used for the low-cost and large-scale synthesis of hollow-structured materials, which would facilitate the screening of high-efficiency catalysts for energy conversion.},
doi = {10.1002/cctc.201501058},
journal = {ChemCatChem},
number = 4,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {1}
}

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