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Title: Coupling FeNi alloys and hollow nitrogen-enriched carbon frameworks leads to high-performance oxygen electrocatalysts for rechargeable zinc–air batteries

Abstract

A dual-template strategy for facile preparation of a bifunctional oxygen electrocatalyst for high-performance rechargeable zinc–air batteries has been reported. Coupling FeNi alloys with hollow nitrogen-doped carbon frameworks concludes in exceptionally high electrocatalytic oxygen reduction and evolution activities. In 1 M KOH, the resulting new material exhibits a superior oxygen evolution activity with a low overpotential of 250 mV to deliver 10 mA cm-2 current density, at which the obtained oxygen reduction performance is also comparable to that of commercial Pt/C and the half-wave potential reaches as high as 0.87 V. As a result, the bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysis performance thus obtained (0.61 V, 1 M KOH) ranks among the best of non-precious oxygen electrocatalysts. Using this new catalyst as an air electrode, the as-prepared rechargeable Zn–air battery shows a high current density of 215 mA cm-2 at a voltage of 1.0 V, large peak power density (310 mW cm-2), high potential efficiency (64.7% at 10 mA cm-2) and prolonged operation durability. This method provides a means to control the surface features, thereby tuning the catalytic properties of the material, and may open up new possibilities for the rational design and synthesis of new materials for electrochemical applications.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis and Selective Oxidation, Suzhou Research Institute of Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China
  2. Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
  3. Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC)
OSTI Identifier:
1471431
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1524860
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Sustainable Energy & Fuels
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Sustainable Energy & Fuels Journal Volume: 3 Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2398-4902
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Wu, Haihong, Zeng, Min, Li, Zhiyun, Zhu, Xiang, Tian, Chengcheng, Xia, Chungu, He, Lin, and Dai, Sheng. Coupling FeNi alloys and hollow nitrogen-enriched carbon frameworks leads to high-performance oxygen electrocatalysts for rechargeable zinc–air batteries. United Kingdom: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1039/C8SE00362A.
Wu, Haihong, Zeng, Min, Li, Zhiyun, Zhu, Xiang, Tian, Chengcheng, Xia, Chungu, He, Lin, & Dai, Sheng. Coupling FeNi alloys and hollow nitrogen-enriched carbon frameworks leads to high-performance oxygen electrocatalysts for rechargeable zinc–air batteries. United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8SE00362A.
Wu, Haihong, Zeng, Min, Li, Zhiyun, Zhu, Xiang, Tian, Chengcheng, Xia, Chungu, He, Lin, and Dai, Sheng. Tue . "Coupling FeNi alloys and hollow nitrogen-enriched carbon frameworks leads to high-performance oxygen electrocatalysts for rechargeable zinc–air batteries". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8SE00362A.
@article{osti_1471431,
title = {Coupling FeNi alloys and hollow nitrogen-enriched carbon frameworks leads to high-performance oxygen electrocatalysts for rechargeable zinc–air batteries},
author = {Wu, Haihong and Zeng, Min and Li, Zhiyun and Zhu, Xiang and Tian, Chengcheng and Xia, Chungu and He, Lin and Dai, Sheng},
abstractNote = {A dual-template strategy for facile preparation of a bifunctional oxygen electrocatalyst for high-performance rechargeable zinc–air batteries has been reported. Coupling FeNi alloys with hollow nitrogen-doped carbon frameworks concludes in exceptionally high electrocatalytic oxygen reduction and evolution activities. In 1 M KOH, the resulting new material exhibits a superior oxygen evolution activity with a low overpotential of 250 mV to deliver 10 mA cm-2 current density, at which the obtained oxygen reduction performance is also comparable to that of commercial Pt/C and the half-wave potential reaches as high as 0.87 V. As a result, the bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysis performance thus obtained (0.61 V, 1 M KOH) ranks among the best of non-precious oxygen electrocatalysts. Using this new catalyst as an air electrode, the as-prepared rechargeable Zn–air battery shows a high current density of 215 mA cm-2 at a voltage of 1.0 V, large peak power density (310 mW cm-2), high potential efficiency (64.7% at 10 mA cm-2) and prolonged operation durability. This method provides a means to control the surface features, thereby tuning the catalytic properties of the material, and may open up new possibilities for the rational design and synthesis of new materials for electrochemical applications.},
doi = {10.1039/C8SE00362A},
journal = {Sustainable Energy & Fuels},
number = 1,
volume = 3,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
}

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