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Title: Gold-supported cerium-doped NiOx catalysts for water oxidation

Abstract

Here, the development of high-performance catalysts for the oxygen-evolution reaction (OER) is paramount for cost-effective conversion of renewable electricity to fuels and chemicals. Here we report the significant enhancement of the OER activity of electrodeposited NiOx films resulting from the combined effects of using cerium as a dopant and gold as a metal support. This NiCeOx–Au catalyst delivers high OER activity in alkaline media, and is among the most active OER electrocatalysts yet reported. On the basis of experimental observations and theoretical modelling, we ascribe the activity to a combination of electronic, geometric and support effects, where highly active under-coordinated sites at the oxide support interface are modified by the local chemical binding environment and by doping the host Ni oxide with Ce. The NiCeOx–Au catalyst is further demonstrated in a device context by pairing it with a nickel–molybdenum hydrogen evolution catalyst in a water electrolyser, which delivers 50 mA consistently at 1.5 V over 24 h of continuous operation.

Authors:
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  1. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  3. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1349410
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2058-7546
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; chemical engineering; electrocatalysis; materials for energy and catalysis

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Ng, Jia Wei Desmond, García-Melchor, Max, Bajdich, Michal, Chakthranont, Pongkarn, Kirk, Charlotte, Vojvodic, Aleksandra, and Jaramillo, Thomas F. Gold-supported cerium-doped NiOx catalysts for water oxidation. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1038/nenergy.2016.53.
Ng, Jia Wei Desmond, García-Melchor, Max, Bajdich, Michal, Chakthranont, Pongkarn, Kirk, Charlotte, Vojvodic, Aleksandra, & Jaramillo, Thomas F. Gold-supported cerium-doped NiOx catalysts for water oxidation. United States. doi:10.1038/nenergy.2016.53.
Ng, Jia Wei Desmond, García-Melchor, Max, Bajdich, Michal, Chakthranont, Pongkarn, Kirk, Charlotte, Vojvodic, Aleksandra, and Jaramillo, Thomas F. Fri . "Gold-supported cerium-doped NiOx catalysts for water oxidation". United States. doi:10.1038/nenergy.2016.53. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1349410.
@article{osti_1349410,
title = {Gold-supported cerium-doped NiOx catalysts for water oxidation},
author = {Ng, Jia Wei Desmond and García-Melchor, Max and Bajdich, Michal and Chakthranont, Pongkarn and Kirk, Charlotte and Vojvodic, Aleksandra and Jaramillo, Thomas F.},
abstractNote = {Here, the development of high-performance catalysts for the oxygen-evolution reaction (OER) is paramount for cost-effective conversion of renewable electricity to fuels and chemicals. Here we report the significant enhancement of the OER activity of electrodeposited NiOx films resulting from the combined effects of using cerium as a dopant and gold as a metal support. This NiCeOx–Au catalyst delivers high OER activity in alkaline media, and is among the most active OER electrocatalysts yet reported. On the basis of experimental observations and theoretical modelling, we ascribe the activity to a combination of electronic, geometric and support effects, where highly active under-coordinated sites at the oxide support interface are modified by the local chemical binding environment and by doping the host Ni oxide with Ce. The NiCeOx–Au catalyst is further demonstrated in a device context by pairing it with a nickel–molybdenum hydrogen evolution catalyst in a water electrolyser, which delivers 50 mA consistently at 1.5 V over 24 h of continuous operation.},
doi = {10.1038/nenergy.2016.53},
journal = {Nature Energy},
number = 5,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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