IrCo nanocacti on CoXSynanocages as a highly efficient and robust electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction in acidic media

Jun Kim, Taehyun Kwon, Saerom Yu, So Yeon Chun, Aram Oh, Jong Min Kim, Hionsuck Baik, Hyung Chul Ham, Jin Young Kim, Kyungwon Kwak, Kwangyeol Lee

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Abstract

Developing highly efficient Ir-based electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) has been an important agenda in spearheading the water splitting technology. In this study, the synthesis of IrCo nanocacti on CoxSy nanocages (ICS NCs) is demonstrated by utilizing CoO@CoxSy nanoparticles as reactive nanotemplates. In addition to the high catalytic activities with a low overpotential of 281 mV at 10 mA cm-2 and an outstanding mass activity of 1285 mA mgIr-1 at 1.53 V, the ICS NCs endure a prolonged OER test for over 100 h, greatly outperforming other previously reported Ir-based electrocatalysts. This work suggests that the unique hetero-nanostructure of IrCo/CoxSy induces in situ S doping during electrochemical oxidation and the beneficial effect of S doping on the enhanced stability of ICS NCs for the OER.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17074-17082
Number of pages9
JournalNanoscale
Volume12
Issue number32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug 28

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Hydrogen Energy Innovation Technology Development Program of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korean government (Ministry of Science and ICT(MSIT)) (No. NRF-2019M3E6A1064709, NRF-2020R1A2B5B03002475, and NRF-2019R1A6A1A11044070), the KIST Institutional Program (2E30380), Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) under the R&D program (Project No. C38530) supervised by the Ministry of Science, and the INHA UNIVERSITY Research Grant. Experiments at PLS-II were supported in part by the MSICT and POSTECH. Also, we thank KBSI for allowing the use of their HRTEM instrument.

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© 2020 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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  • General Materials Science

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