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Formation of Ti-Fe mixed sulfide nanoboxes for enhanced electrocatalytic oxygen evolution

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Exploring effective electrocatalysts is always required to boost the efficiency of water splitting. In this work, we report a self-template strategy to synthesize Ti-Fe mixed sulfide nanoboxes for the electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction (OER). The mixed sulfide nanoboxes are derived from corresponding Prussian blue analog nanoboxes, which are first obtained by hollowing the nanocube precursor with a solvothermal-engaged etching process. The resulting Ti-Fe mixed sulfide nanoboxes perform as a promising OER electrocatalyst with enhanced activity, affording a current density of 10 mA cm-2 and a high mass activity of 100 A g-1 at a small overpotential of 350 mV, a Tafel slope as small as 55 mV dec-1, and excellent stability in alkaline medium.

UOW Authors


  •   Lu, Yan (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Nai, J., Lu, Y., & Yu, X. Y. (2018). Formation of Ti-Fe mixed sulfide nanoboxes for enhanced electrocatalytic oxygen evolution. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6(44), 21891-21895. doi:10.1039/c8ta02334d

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85056578775

Start Page


  • 21891

End Page


  • 21895

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 44

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Exploring effective electrocatalysts is always required to boost the efficiency of water splitting. In this work, we report a self-template strategy to synthesize Ti-Fe mixed sulfide nanoboxes for the electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction (OER). The mixed sulfide nanoboxes are derived from corresponding Prussian blue analog nanoboxes, which are first obtained by hollowing the nanocube precursor with a solvothermal-engaged etching process. The resulting Ti-Fe mixed sulfide nanoboxes perform as a promising OER electrocatalyst with enhanced activity, affording a current density of 10 mA cm-2 and a high mass activity of 100 A g-1 at a small overpotential of 350 mV, a Tafel slope as small as 55 mV dec-1, and excellent stability in alkaline medium.

UOW Authors


  •   Lu, Yan (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Nai, J., Lu, Y., & Yu, X. Y. (2018). Formation of Ti-Fe mixed sulfide nanoboxes for enhanced electrocatalytic oxygen evolution. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6(44), 21891-21895. doi:10.1039/c8ta02334d

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85056578775

Start Page


  • 21891

End Page


  • 21895

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 44

Place Of Publication