Ultrafast Formation of Amorphous Bimetallic Hydroxide Films on 3D Conductive Sulfide Nanoarrays for Large-Current-Density Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysis

Xu Zou, Yipu Liu, Guo Dong Li, Yuanyuan Wu, Da Peng Liu, Wang Li, Hai Wen Li, Dejun Wang, Yu Zhang, Xiaoxin Zou

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Abstract

Developing nonprecious oxygen evolution electrocatalysts that can work well at large current densities is of primary importance in a viable water-splitting technology. Herein, a facile ultrafast (5 s) synthetic approach is reported that produces a novel, efficient, non-noble metal oxygen-evolution nano-electrocatalyst that is composed of amorphous Ni–Fe bimetallic hydroxide film-coated, nickel foam (NF)-supported, Ni3S2 nanosheet arrays. The composite nanomaterial (denoted as Ni-Fe-OH@Ni3S2/NF) shows highly efficient electrocatalytic activity toward oxygen evolution reaction (OER) at large current densities, even in the order of 1000 mA cm−2. Ni-Fe-OH@Ni3S2/NF also gives an excellent catalytic stability toward OER both in 1 m KOH solution and in 30 wt% KOH solution. Further experimental results indicate that the effective integration of high catalytic reactivity, high structural stability, and high electronic conductivity into a single material system makes Ni-Fe-OH@Ni3S2/NF a remarkable catalytic ability for OER at large current densities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1700404
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume29
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 13 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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