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Direct synthesis of superlong Pt|Te mesoporous nanotubes for electrocatalytic oxygen reduction
- Wang, Hongjing, Yin, Shuli, Li, Chunjie, Deng, Kai, Wang, Ziqiang, Xu, You, Li, Xiaonian, Xue, Hairong, Wang, Liang
- Journal of materials chemistry A 2019 v.7 no.4 pp. 1711-1717
- durability, electrochemistry, nanotubes, nanowires, oxygen, porous media, tellurium
- Design of a one-dimensional (1D) nanostructure with consecutive mesopores is significant for electrocatalytic applications. Herein, we proposed a facile wet-chemical method to synthesize superlong Pt|Te mesoporous nanotubes (Pt|Te MNTs) using tellurium (Te) nanowires (NWs) as a sacrificial template. Benefiting from the characteristics of the mesoporous and hollow nanotube structure, the Pt|Te MNTs show superior activity and durability in catalyzing the oxygen reduction reaction. The newly designed Pt|Te MNTs are very different from the traditional 1D structure with a smooth surface and solid interiors. The present facile strategy is highly valuable for the design of a 1D nanostructure with a mesoporous exterior and hollow interior.