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Title: Reducing Iridium Loading in Oxygen Evolution Reaction Electrocatalysts Using Core–Shell Particles with Nitride Cores

Here, the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) has broad applications in electrochemical devices, but it often requires expensive and scarce Ir-based catalysts in acid electrolyte. Presented here is a framework to reduce Ir loading by combining core–shell iridium/metal nitride morphologies using in situ experiments and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Several group VIII transition metal (Fe, Co, and Ni) nitrides are studied as core materials, with Ir/Fe 4N core–shell particles showing enhancement in both OER activity and stability. In situ X-ray absorption fine structure measurements are used to determine the structure and stability of the core–shell catalysts under OER conditions. DFT calculations are used to demonstrate adsorbate binding energies as descriptors of the observed activity trends.
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  1. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States)
  4. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2155-5435
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ACS Catalysis
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2155-5435
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; acidic OER; core−shell particle; density functional theory; electrocatalysis; X-ray absorption spectroscopy
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