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Materializing efficient methanol oxidation via electron delocalization in nickel hydroxide nanoribbon

Authors
  • Wang, Xiaopeng1
  • Xi, Shibo2
  • Lee, Wee Siang Vincent1
  • Huang, Pengru1, 3
  • Cui, Peng4
  • Zhao, Lei5
  • Hao, Weichang6
  • Zhao, Xinsheng4
  • Wang, Zhenbo5
  • Wu, Haijun1
  • Wang, Hao1
  • Diao, Caozheng7
  • Borgna, Armando2
  • Du, Yonghua8
  • Yu, Zhi Gen9
  • Pennycook, Stephen1
  • Xue, Junmin1
  • 1 National University of Singapore, Singapore, 117575, Singapore , Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2 Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore, 627833, Singapore , Singapore (Singapore)
  • 3 Guangxi Key Laboratory of Information Materials, School of Material Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, 541000, China , Guilin (China)
  • 4 Jiangsu Normal University, Jiangsu Sheng, 221100, China , Jiangsu Sheng (China)
  • 5 Harbin Institute of Technology, Heilongjiang Sheng, 150006, China , Heilongjiang Sheng (China)
  • 6 Beihang University, Beijing, 100191, China , Beijing (China)
  • 7 National University of Singapore, Singapore, 117603, Singapore , Singapore (Singapore)
  • 8 Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, 11973, USA , Upton (United States)
  • 9 Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore, 138632, Singapore , Singapore (Singapore)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nature Communications
Publisher
Springer Nature
Publication Date
Sep 16, 2020
Volume
11
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-18459-9
Source
Springer Nature
License
Green

Abstract

Development of suitable methanol oxidation reaction catalysts for direct methanol fuel cells is challenging due to sluggish kinetics. Herein, authors show that four-coordinate nickel atoms form charge-transfer orbitals near the Fermi energy level, leading to remarkable methanol oxidation activity.

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