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Ultrafine Ir Nanowires with Microporous Channels and Superior Electrocatalytic Activity for Oxygen Evolution Reaction

  • Liu, Zhenyuan
  • Li, Jiahui
  • Zhang, Jie
  • Qin, Menghan
  • Yang, Gaixiu
  • Tang, Yawen
Publication Date
Apr 24, 2020
GuangZhou Institute of Energy Conversion
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Hydrogen energy is considered as an ideal candidate energy of traditional fossil fuels. Oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is a crucial reaction for the sustainable hydrogen generation as a half reaction of water splitting. It is important to develop efficient electrocatalysts for the OER. Herein, the porous iridium nanowires (Ir PNWs) with polyallylamine hydrochloride (PAH) as a complex-forming agent and capping agent have been successfully synthesized through a one-pot hydrothermal approach. Benefiting from the inherent anisotropic characteristic of one-dimensional nanowires structure, abundant microporous channels and high atom utilization efficiency, the synthesized Ir PNWs possess very large electrochemically active surface area (118.2 m(2) g(-1)), and thus exhibit superior electrocatalytic activity and stability towards the OER compared with commercial RuO2 catalyst and other Ir nanocrystals.

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