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Facet-evolution growth of Mn3O4@CoxMn3-xO4 electrocatalysts on Ni foam towards efficient oxygen evolution reaction
- Hu, Congling, Zhang, Lei, Huang, Zhiqi, Zhu, Wenjin, Zhao, Zhi-Jian, Gong, Jinlong
- Journal of catalysis 2019 v.369 pp. 105-110
- catalysts, electrochemistry, foams, nickel, oxides, oxygen, oxygen production
- Developing efficient and stable non-noble electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is one of the promising and challenging issues. This paper describes an approach to prepare core-shell cobalt-manganese oxides with specific morphologies and oxygen vacancies. Via a facile seed growth method, facets evolution is achieved during the formation of core-shell structure. Benefited from optimized surface environment, oxygen vacancy-enriched octahedral cobalt-manganese oxides supported on Ni foam exhibited relatively low overpotential of 284 mV at the current density of 10 mA cm−2 and diminutive tafel slope of 73.1 mV dec−1 as well as long-term stability. This work successfully unveils a method for facet-modulation of core-shell metal oxides as efficient electrochemical OER catalysts.