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Decoration of Micro-/Nanoscale Noble Metal Particles on 3D Porous Nickel Using Electrodeposition Technique as Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in Alkaline Electrolyte
- Decoration of Micro-/Nanoscale Noble Metal Particles on 3D Porous Nickel Using Electrodeposition Technique as Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in Alkaline Electrolyte
- Qian, X[Qian, Xin]; Hang, T[Hang, Tao]; Shanmugam, S[Shanmugam, Sangaraju]; Li, M[Li, Ming]
- DGIST Authors
- Shanmugam, S[Shanmugam, Sangaraju]
- Issue Date
- ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7(29), 15716-15725
- Article Type
- 3D Porous Nickel Electrode; Catalyst Activity; Corrosion; Cyclic Voltammetry; Electro-Chemical Electrodes; Electro-Chemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS); Electrocatalyst; Electrocatalysts; Electrocatalytic Activity; Electrochemical Measurements; Electrodeposited Noble Metal Particles; Electrodeposition; Electrodeposition Technique; Electrodes; Electrolytes; Exchange Current Densities; Field Emission Cathodes; Field Emission Microscopes; Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy; Hydrogen Evolution Reaction; Hydrogen Evolution Reactions; Hydrogen Production; Metals; Nanotechnology; Nickel; Noble-Metal Particles; Particle Size Analysis; Platinum; Platinum Metals; Porous Nickel Electrode; Precious Metals; Reinforcement; Scanning Electron Microscopy; Silver; Spectroscopy
- Micro-/nanoscale noble metal (Ag, Au, and Pt) particle-decorated 3D porous nickel electrodes for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in alkaline electrolyte are fabricated via galvanostatic electrodeposition technique. The developed electrodes are characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy and electrochemical measurements including Tafel polarization curves, cyclic voltammetry, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. It is clearly shown that the enlarged real surface area caused by 3D highly porous dendritic structure has greatly reinforced the electrocatalytic activity toward HER. Comparative analysis of electrodeposited Ag, Au, and Pt particle-decorated porous nickel electrodes for HER indicates that both intrinsic property and size of the noble metal particles can lead to distinct catalytic activities. Both nanoscale Au and Pt particles have further reinforcement effect toward HER, whereas microscale Ag particles exhibit the reverse effect. As an effective 3D hydrogen evolution cathode, the nanoscale Pt-particle-decorated 3D porous nickel electrode demonstrates the highest catalytic activity with an extremely low overpotential of -0.045 V for hydrogen production, a considerable exchange current density of 9.47 mA cm-2 at 25 °C, and high durability in long-term electrolysis, all of which are attributed to the intrinsic catalytic property and the extremely small size of Pt particles. (Graph Presented). © 2015 American Chemical Society.
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