Synthesis of single-crystal-like nanoporous carbon membranes and their application in overall water splitting

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622671
Title:
Synthesis of single-crystal-like nanoporous carbon membranes and their application in overall water splitting
Authors:
Wang, Hong; Min, Shixiong ( 0000-0001-6248-8804 ) ; Ma, Chun; Liu, Zhixiong; Zhang, Weiyi; Wang, Qiang; Li, Debao; Li, Yangyang ( 0000-0003-4469-0659 ) ; Turner, Stuart; Han, Yu ( 0000-0003-1462-1118 ) ; Zhu, Haibo; Abou-Hamad, Edy; Hedhili, Mohamed N. ( 0000-0002-3624-036X ) ; Pan, Jun; Yu, Weili; Huang, Kuo-Wei ( 0000-0003-1900-2658 ) ; Li, Lain-Jong ( 0000-0002-4059-7783 ) ; Yuan, Jiayin; Antonietti, Markus; Wu, Tao ( 0000-0003-0845-4827 )
Abstract:
Nanoporous graphitic carbon membranes with defined chemical composition and pore architecture are novel nanomaterials that are actively pursued. Compared with easy-to-make porous carbon powders that dominate the porous carbon research and applications in energy generation/conversion and environmental remediation, porous carbon membranes are synthetically more challenging though rather appealing from an application perspective due to their structural integrity, interconnectivity and purity. Here we report a simple bottom–up approach to fabricate large-size, freestanding and porous carbon membranes that feature an unusual single-crystal-like graphitic order and hierarchical pore architecture plus favourable nitrogen doping. When loaded with cobalt nanoparticles, such carbon membranes serve as high-performance carbon-based non-noble metal electrocatalyst for overall water splitting.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC); Membrane Research Centre, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia; Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
Citation:
Wang H, Min S, Ma C, Liu Z, Zhang W, et al. (2017) Synthesis of single-crystal-like nanoporous carbon membranes and their application in overall water splitting. Nature Communications 8: 13592. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13592.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Communications
Issue Date:
4-Jan-2017
DOI:
10.1038/ncomms13592
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2041-1723
Sponsors:
We thank the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for financial support. J.Y. is grateful for financial support from the Max Planck society, Germany, and the ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant (project number 639720-NAPOLI).
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http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13592
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Articles; Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

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dc.contributor.authorWang, Hongen
dc.contributor.authorMin, Shixiongen
dc.contributor.authorMa, Chunen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Zhixiongen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Weiyien
dc.contributor.authorWang, Qiangen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Debaoen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yangyangen
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Stuarten
dc.contributor.authorHan, Yuen
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Haiboen
dc.contributor.authorAbou-Hamad, Edyen
dc.contributor.authorHedhili, Mohamed N.en
dc.contributor.authorPan, Junen
dc.contributor.authorYu, Weilien
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Kuo-Weien
dc.contributor.authorLi, Lain-Jongen
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Jiayinen
dc.contributor.authorAntonietti, Markusen
dc.contributor.authorWu, Taoen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T13:26:09Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-09T13:26:09Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-04en
dc.identifier.citationWang H, Min S, Ma C, Liu Z, Zhang W, et al. (2017) Synthesis of single-crystal-like nanoporous carbon membranes and their application in overall water splitting. Nature Communications 8: 13592. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13592.en
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms13592en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622671-
dc.description.abstractNanoporous graphitic carbon membranes with defined chemical composition and pore architecture are novel nanomaterials that are actively pursued. Compared with easy-to-make porous carbon powders that dominate the porous carbon research and applications in energy generation/conversion and environmental remediation, porous carbon membranes are synthetically more challenging though rather appealing from an application perspective due to their structural integrity, interconnectivity and purity. Here we report a simple bottom–up approach to fabricate large-size, freestanding and porous carbon membranes that feature an unusual single-crystal-like graphitic order and hierarchical pore architecture plus favourable nitrogen doping. When loaded with cobalt nanoparticles, such carbon membranes serve as high-performance carbon-based non-noble metal electrocatalyst for overall water splitting.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for financial support. J.Y. is grateful for financial support from the Max Planck society, Germany, and the ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grant (project number 639720-NAPOLI).en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13592en
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dc.titleSynthesis of single-crystal-like nanoporous carbon membranes and their application in overall water splittingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)en
dc.contributor.departmentMembrane Research Centre, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.departmentImaging and Characterization Core Laben
dc.identifier.journalNature Communicationsen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionMax Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Colloid Chemistry, D-14476 Potsdam, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionState Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion, Institute of Coal Chemistry, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan 030001, Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionEMAT, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerpen, Belgiumen
kaust.authorWang, Hongen
kaust.authorMin, Shixiongen
kaust.authorMa, Chunen
kaust.authorLiu, Zhixiongen
kaust.authorLi, Yangyangen
kaust.authorHan, Yuen
kaust.authorZhu, Haiboen
kaust.authorAbou-Hamad, Edyen
kaust.authorHedhili, Mohamed N.en
kaust.authorPan, Junen
kaust.authorYu, Weilien
kaust.authorHuang, Kuo-Weien
kaust.authorLi, Lain-Jongen
kaust.authorWu, Taoen
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