Defective nitrogen-doped graphene foam: Clarifying the role of nitrogen in non-precious ORR catalysts

J. Liu, T. Daio, K. Sasaki, S. M. Lyth

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Abstract

Iron-free, nitrogen-doped graphene foam is presented as a model electrocatalyst system for studying the role of nitrogen in the oxygen reduction reaction in non-precious Fe/N/C-based electrocatalysts. Due to the large surface area and high porosity, these electrocatalysts display high activity in rotating ring-disk electrode voltammetry measurements. The electron transfer number is as high as 3.6, despite the metal-free nature of this electrocatalyst. The sample with the highest activity has a significantly larger proportion of tertiary/graphite-like nitrogen, and therefore this is proposed as a 4-electron oxygen reduction active site in acid environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 14
EditorsK. Shinohara, S. R. Narayanan, K. Swider-Lyons, A. Weber, C. Coutanceau, R. Mantz, H. A. Gasteiger, D. Jones, M. Edmundson, S. Mitsushima, V. Ramani, Y. Meas, T. Fuller, H. Uchida, F. N. Buchi, K. A. Perry, T. J. Schmidt, J. M. Fenton, P. Strasser
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Pages271-280
Number of pages10
Edition3
ISBN (Electronic)9781607685395
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event14th Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium, PEFC 2014 - 226th ECS Meeting - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Oct 5 2014Oct 9 2014

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number3
Volume64
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Other

Other14th Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium, PEFC 2014 - 226th ECS Meeting
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period10/5/1410/9/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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