Atomic scale deposition of Pt around Au nanoparticles to achieve much enhanced electrocatalysis of PtHere, we report an electrochemical method to deposit atomic scale Pt on a 5 nm Au nanoparticle (NP) surface in N 2-saturated 0.5 M H 2SO 4. Furthermore, Pt is provided by the Pt wire counter electrode via one-step Pt wire oxidation, dissolution, and deposition realized by controlled electrochemical scanning. Scanning from 0.6–1.0 V (vs. RHE) for 10 000 cycles gives Au 98.2Pt 1.8, which serves as an excellent catalyst for the formic acid oxidation reaction, showing 41 times higher specific activity (20.19 mA cm -2) and 25 times higher mass activity (10.80 A mg Pt -1) with much bettermore »
Fe Stabilization by Intermetallic L1 0-FePt and Pt Catalysis Enhancement in L1 0-FePt/Pt Nanoparticles for Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Fuel CellsWe report in this article a detailed study on how to stabilize a first-row transition metal (M) in an intermetallic L1 0-MPt alloy nanoparticle (NP) structure and how to surround the L1 0-MPt with an atomic layer of Pt to enhance the electrocatalysis of Pt for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in fuel cell operation conditions. Using 8 nm FePt NPs as an example, we demonstrate that Fe can be stabilized more efficiently in a core/shell structured L1 0-FePt/Pt with a 5 Å Pt shell. The presence of Fe in the alloy core induces the desired compression of the thin Ptmore »
Stabilizing CuPd Nanoparticles via CuPd Coupling to WO 2.72 Nanorods in Electrochemical Oxidation of Formic AcidStabilizing a 3d-transition metal component M from an MPd alloy structure in an acidic environment is key to the enhancement of MPd catalysis for various reactions. Here we show a strategy to stabilize Cu in 5 nm CuPd nanoparticles (NPs) by coupling the CuPd NPs with perovskite-type WO 2.72 nanorods (NRs). The CuPd NPs are prepared by controlled diffusion of Cu into Pd NPs and the coupled CuPd/WO 2.72 are synthesized by growing WO 2.72 NRs in the presence of CuPd NPs. The CuPd/WO 2.72 can stabilize Cu in 0.1 M HClO4 solution and, as a result, they show Cu,more »
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