Synthesis of Platinum-Nickel Hydroxide Nanocomposites for Electrocatalytic Reduction of Water

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621889
Title:
Synthesis of Platinum-Nickel Hydroxide Nanocomposites for Electrocatalytic Reduction of Water
Authors:
Wang, Lei; Zhu, Yihan; Zeng, Zhenhua; Lin, Chong; Giroux, Michael; Jiang, Lin; Han, Yu ( 0000-0003-1462-1118 ) ; Greeley, Jeffrey; Wang, Chao; Jin, Jian
Abstract:
Water electrolysis represents a promising solution for storage of renewable but intermittent electrical energy in hydrogen molecules. This technology is however challenged by the lack of efficient electrocatalysts for the hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions. Here we report on the synthesis of platinum-nickel hydroxide nanocomposites and their electrocatalytic applications for water reduction. An in situ reduction strategy taking advantage of the Ni(II)/Ni(III) redox has been developed to enable and regulate the epitaxial growth of Pt nanocrystals on single-layer Ni(OH)2 nanosheets. The obtained nanocomposites (denoted as Pt@2D-Ni(OH)2) exhibit an improvement factor of 5 in catalytic activity and a reduction of up to 130 mV in overpotential compared to Pt for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). A combination of electron microscopy/spectroscopy characterization, electrochemical studies and density functional calculations was employed to uncover the structures of the metal-hydroxide interface and understand the mechanisms of catalytic enhancement.
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Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Wang L, Zhu Y, Zeng Z, Lin C, Giroux M, et al. (2016) Synthesis of Platinum-Nickel Hydroxide Nanocomposites for Electrocatalytic Reduction of Water. Nano Energy. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.11.048.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Nano Energy
Issue Date:
25-Nov-2016
DOI:
10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.11.048
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2211-2855
Sponsors:
This work was supported by the Key Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China (21433012), the National Basic Research Program of China (grant no. 2013CB933000), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21273270), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20130007). The work at Johns Hopkins University was supported by the National Science Foundation (CBET 1437219) and the JHU Catalyst Award. The work at Purdue University was supported by a DOE Early Career Award from the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy. Use of the Center for Nanoscale Materials was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract E-AC02-06CH11357. We gratefully acknowledge the computing resources provided on Blues and Fusion, a high-performance computing cluster operated by the Laboratory Computing Resource Center at Argonne National Laboratory. Use of computational resources through the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is also gratefully acknowledged.
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211285516305444
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dc.contributor.authorWang, Leien
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Yihanen
dc.contributor.authorZeng, Zhenhuaen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Chongen
dc.contributor.authorGiroux, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Linen
dc.contributor.authorHan, Yuen
dc.contributor.authorGreeley, Jeffreyen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Chaoen
dc.contributor.authorJin, Jianen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-27T08:37:28Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-27T08:37:28Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-25en
dc.identifier.citationWang L, Zhu Y, Zeng Z, Lin C, Giroux M, et al. (2016) Synthesis of Platinum-Nickel Hydroxide Nanocomposites for Electrocatalytic Reduction of Water. Nano Energy. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.11.048.en
dc.identifier.issn2211-2855en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.11.048en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621889-
dc.description.abstractWater electrolysis represents a promising solution for storage of renewable but intermittent electrical energy in hydrogen molecules. This technology is however challenged by the lack of efficient electrocatalysts for the hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions. Here we report on the synthesis of platinum-nickel hydroxide nanocomposites and their electrocatalytic applications for water reduction. An in situ reduction strategy taking advantage of the Ni(II)/Ni(III) redox has been developed to enable and regulate the epitaxial growth of Pt nanocrystals on single-layer Ni(OH)2 nanosheets. The obtained nanocomposites (denoted as Pt@2D-Ni(OH)2) exhibit an improvement factor of 5 in catalytic activity and a reduction of up to 130 mV in overpotential compared to Pt for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). A combination of electron microscopy/spectroscopy characterization, electrochemical studies and density functional calculations was employed to uncover the structures of the metal-hydroxide interface and understand the mechanisms of catalytic enhancement.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Key Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China (21433012), the National Basic Research Program of China (grant no. 2013CB933000), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21273270), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20130007). The work at Johns Hopkins University was supported by the National Science Foundation (CBET 1437219) and the JHU Catalyst Award. The work at Purdue University was supported by a DOE Early Career Award from the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy. Use of the Center for Nanoscale Materials was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract E-AC02-06CH11357. We gratefully acknowledge the computing resources provided on Blues and Fusion, a high-performance computing cluster operated by the Laboratory Computing Resource Center at Argonne National Laboratory. Use of computational resources through the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is also gratefully acknowledged.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211285516305444en
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Nano Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Nano Energy, 25 November 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.11.048en
dc.subjectPlatinum-Nickel hydroxide nanocompositesen
dc.subjectHydrogen evolution reactionen
dc.subjectWater electrolysisen
dc.titleSynthesis of Platinum-Nickel Hydroxide Nanocomposites for Electrocatalytic Reduction of Wateren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalNano Energyen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionNano-Bionics Division and i-Lab, Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USAen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSON), Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon Based Functional Materials & Devices and Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science & Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, Chinaen
kaust.authorZhu, Yihanen
kaust.authorHan, Yuen
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