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Title: Core/shell face-centered tetragonal FePd/Pd nanoparticles as an efficient non-Pt catalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction

We report the synthesis of core/shell face-centered tetragonal (fct)-FePd/Pd nanoparticles (NPs) via reductive annealing of core/shell Pd/Fe 3O 4 NPs followed by temperature-controlled Fe etching in acetic acid. Among three different kinds of core/shell FePd/Pd NPs studied (FePd core at similar to 8 nm and Pd shell at 0.27, 0.65, or 0.81 nm), the fct-FePd/Pd-0.65 NPs are the most efficient catalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in 0.1 M HClO 4 with Pt-like activity and durability. This enhanced ORR catalysis arises from the desired Pd lattice compression in the 0.65 nm Pd shell induced by the fct-FePd core. Lastly, our study offers a general approach to enhance Pd catalysis in acid for ORB.
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  1. Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States)
  2. Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States); Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China)
  3. California State Univ., Northridge, CA (United States)
  4. Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China)
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Journal Name:
ACS Nano
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1936-0851
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; FePd; face-centered tetragonal structure; core/shell nanoparticles; electrocatalysis; oxygen reduction reaction