A Plasma-Assisted Route to the Rapid Preparation of Transition-Metal Phosphides for Energy Conversion and Storage

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625074
Title:
A Plasma-Assisted Route to the Rapid Preparation of Transition-Metal Phosphides for Energy Conversion and Storage
Authors:
Liang, Hanfeng; Alshareef, Husam N. ( 0000-0001-5029-2142 )
Abstract:
Transition-metal phosphides (TMPs) are important materials that have been widely used in catalysis, supercapacitors, batteries, sensors, light-emitting diodes, and magnets. The physical and chemical structure of a metal phosphide varies with the method of preparation as the electronic, catalytic, and magnetic properties of the metal phosphides strongly depend on their synthesis routes. Commonly practiced processes such as solid-state synthesis and ball milling have proven to be reliable routes to prepare TMPs but they generally require high temperature and long reaction time. Here, a recently developed plasma-assisted conversion route for the preparation of TMPs is reviewed, along with their applications in energy conversion and storage, including water oxidation electrocatalysis, sodium-ion batteries, and supercapacitors. The plasma-assisted synthetic route should open up a new avenue to prepare TMPs with tailored structure and morphology for various applications. In fact, the process may be further extended to the synthesis of a wide range of transition-metal compounds such as borides and fluorides at low temperature and in a rapid manner.
KAUST Department:
Materials Science and Engineering Program
Citation:
Liang H, Alshareef HN (2017) A Plasma-Assisted Route to the Rapid Preparation of Transition-Metal Phosphides for Energy Conversion and Storage. Small Methods: 1700111. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smtd.201700111.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Small Methods
Issue Date:
6-Jun-2017
DOI:
10.1002/smtd.201700111
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2366-9608
Sponsors:
The research reported in this publication was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors would like to thank Prof. Udo Schwingenschlögl, Dr. Appala N. Gandi, and Dr. Jiajie Zhu for useful discussions.
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smtd.201700111/full
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Articles; Materials Science and Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorLiang, Hanfengen
dc.contributor.authorAlshareef, Husam N.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-21T06:42:07Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-21T06:42:07Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-06en
dc.identifier.citationLiang H, Alshareef HN (2017) A Plasma-Assisted Route to the Rapid Preparation of Transition-Metal Phosphides for Energy Conversion and Storage. Small Methods: 1700111. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smtd.201700111.en
dc.identifier.issn2366-9608en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/smtd.201700111en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625074-
dc.description.abstractTransition-metal phosphides (TMPs) are important materials that have been widely used in catalysis, supercapacitors, batteries, sensors, light-emitting diodes, and magnets. The physical and chemical structure of a metal phosphide varies with the method of preparation as the electronic, catalytic, and magnetic properties of the metal phosphides strongly depend on their synthesis routes. Commonly practiced processes such as solid-state synthesis and ball milling have proven to be reliable routes to prepare TMPs but they generally require high temperature and long reaction time. Here, a recently developed plasma-assisted conversion route for the preparation of TMPs is reviewed, along with their applications in energy conversion and storage, including water oxidation electrocatalysis, sodium-ion batteries, and supercapacitors. The plasma-assisted synthetic route should open up a new avenue to prepare TMPs with tailored structure and morphology for various applications. In fact, the process may be further extended to the synthesis of a wide range of transition-metal compounds such as borides and fluorides at low temperature and in a rapid manner.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research reported in this publication was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors would like to thank Prof. Udo Schwingenschlögl, Dr. Appala N. Gandi, and Dr. Jiajie Zhu for useful discussions.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smtd.201700111/fullen
dc.titleA Plasma-Assisted Route to the Rapid Preparation of Transition-Metal Phosphides for Energy Conversion and Storageen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalSmall Methodsen
kaust.authorLiang, Hanfengen
kaust.authorAlshareef, Husam N.en
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