Assembling pore-rich FeP nanorods on the CNT backbone as an advanced electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution
Yi, Sung Chul
Date of Issue2016
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Electrocatalytic water splitting is a promising means for clean energy production. There is a great need to develop low cost, efficient and durable electrocatalysts for such purposes. Herein, we report a novel hierarchical nanostructure composed of FeP porous nanorods on CNT backbones. The directed growth of α-FeO(OH) nanospindles on CNTs was first realized via a bottom-up assembly, followed by phosphorization transformation. When evaluated for the electrocatalytic water splitting reaction, these hierarchical structures exhibited superior oxygen evolution performance due to their advantageous structural features.
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
© 2016 The Author(s) (Royal Society of Chemistry). This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Materials Chemistry A, The Author(s) (Royal Society of Chemistry). It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6TA05317C].