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Title: Stabilizing atomic Pt with trapped interstitial F in alloyed PtCo nanosheets for high-performance zinc-air batteries

Abstract

Recently, considerable attention has been paid to the stabilization of atomic platinum (Pt) catalysts on desirable supports in order to reduce Pt consumption, improve the catalyst stability, and thereafter enhance the catalyst performance in renewable energy devices such as fuel cells and zinc-air batteries (ZABs). Herein, we rationally designed a novel strategy to stabilize atomic Pt catalysts in alloyed platinum cobalt (PtCo) nanosheets with trapped interstitial fluorine (SA-PtCoF) for ZABs. The trapped interstitial F atoms in the PtCoF matrix induce lattice distortion resulting in weakening of the Pt–Co bond, which is the driving force to form atomic Pt. As a result, the onset potentials of SA-PtCoF are 0.95 V and 1.50 V for the oxygen reduction and evolution reactions (ORR and OER), respectively, superior to commercial Pt/C@RuO2. When used in ZABs, the designed SA-PtCoF can afford a peak power density of 125 mW cm-2 with a specific capacity of 808 mA h gZn-1 and excellent cyclability over 240 h, surpassing the state-of-the-art catalysts.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1];  [3];  [3];  [1]; ORCiD logo [3];  [3];  [4]; ORCiD logo [4];  [4]; ORCiD logo [3];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  3. Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States)
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1607991
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1577910
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; CMMI-1851674; 68278
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy & Environmental Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1754-5692
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; trapped interstitial F; PtCo alloy; atomic catalyst; low Pt loading; zinc-air battery

Citation Formats

Li, Zhao, Niu, Wenhan, Yang, Zhenzhong, Zaman, Nusaiba, Samarakoon, Widitha, Wang, Maoyu, Kara, Abdelkader, Lucero, Marcos, Vyas, Manasi V., Cao, Hui, Zhou, Hua, Sterbinsky, George E., Feng, Zhenxing, Du, Yingge, and Yang, Yang. Stabilizing atomic Pt with trapped interstitial F in alloyed PtCo nanosheets for high-performance zinc-air batteries. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9ee02657f.
Li, Zhao, Niu, Wenhan, Yang, Zhenzhong, Zaman, Nusaiba, Samarakoon, Widitha, Wang, Maoyu, Kara, Abdelkader, Lucero, Marcos, Vyas, Manasi V., Cao, Hui, Zhou, Hua, Sterbinsky, George E., Feng, Zhenxing, Du, Yingge, & Yang, Yang. Stabilizing atomic Pt with trapped interstitial F in alloyed PtCo nanosheets for high-performance zinc-air batteries. United States. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9ee02657f
Li, Zhao, Niu, Wenhan, Yang, Zhenzhong, Zaman, Nusaiba, Samarakoon, Widitha, Wang, Maoyu, Kara, Abdelkader, Lucero, Marcos, Vyas, Manasi V., Cao, Hui, Zhou, Hua, Sterbinsky, George E., Feng, Zhenxing, Du, Yingge, and Yang, Yang. Fri . "Stabilizing atomic Pt with trapped interstitial F in alloyed PtCo nanosheets for high-performance zinc-air batteries". United States. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9ee02657f. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1607991.
@article{osti_1607991,
title = {Stabilizing atomic Pt with trapped interstitial F in alloyed PtCo nanosheets for high-performance zinc-air batteries},
author = {Li, Zhao and Niu, Wenhan and Yang, Zhenzhong and Zaman, Nusaiba and Samarakoon, Widitha and Wang, Maoyu and Kara, Abdelkader and Lucero, Marcos and Vyas, Manasi V. and Cao, Hui and Zhou, Hua and Sterbinsky, George E. and Feng, Zhenxing and Du, Yingge and Yang, Yang},
abstractNote = {Recently, considerable attention has been paid to the stabilization of atomic platinum (Pt) catalysts on desirable supports in order to reduce Pt consumption, improve the catalyst stability, and thereafter enhance the catalyst performance in renewable energy devices such as fuel cells and zinc-air batteries (ZABs). Herein, we rationally designed a novel strategy to stabilize atomic Pt catalysts in alloyed platinum cobalt (PtCo) nanosheets with trapped interstitial fluorine (SA-PtCoF) for ZABs. The trapped interstitial F atoms in the PtCoF matrix induce lattice distortion resulting in weakening of the Pt–Co bond, which is the driving force to form atomic Pt. As a result, the onset potentials of SA-PtCoF are 0.95 V and 1.50 V for the oxygen reduction and evolution reactions (ORR and OER), respectively, superior to commercial Pt/C@RuO2. When used in ZABs, the designed SA-PtCoF can afford a peak power density of 125 mW cm-2 with a specific capacity of 808 mA h gZn-1 and excellent cyclability over 240 h, surpassing the state-of-the-art catalysts.},
doi = {10.1039/c9ee02657f},
journal = {Energy & Environmental Science},
number = 3,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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