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Title: FeCo/FeCoNi/N-doped carbon nanotubes grafted polyhedron-derived hybrid fibers as bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts for durable rechargeable zinc–air battery
Authors: Wang, Zhe
Ang, Jiaming
Zhang, Bowei
Zhang, Youfang
Ma, Daphne Xiu Yun
Yan, Tao
Liu, Jian
Che, Boyang
Huang, Yizhong
Lu, Xuehong
Keywords: Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Wang, Z., Ang, J., Zhang, B., Zhang, Y., Ma, D. X. Y., Yan, T., Liu, J., Che, B., Huang, Y. & Lu, X. (2019). FeCo/FeCoNi/N-doped carbon nanotubes grafted polyhedron-derived hybrid fibers as bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts for durable rechargeable zinc–air battery. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 254, 26-36. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.04.027
Journal: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental
Abstract: The rational design and exploration of highly efficient, low-cost, and robust electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is critical for development of rechargeable metal-air batteries. Herein, we report a novel approach for the synthesis of bifunctional electrocatalysts, where Fe0.5Co0.5 and Fe0.5Co0.4Ni0.1 alloys are encapsulated in the nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes-grafted porous polyhedron-derived hybrid fibers (FeCo/FeCoNi@NCNTs-HF). Benefiting from its hierarchically porous structure and strong synergetic coupling among FeCo, FeCoNi alloys, and N-doped carbon species. The obtained electrocatalyst exhibits a positive half-wave potential of 0.850 V for ORR and a low potential of 1.608 V to achieve a current density of 10 mA cm−2 for OER, as well as superior stability in alkaline media. As a demonstration, FeCo/FeCoNi@NCNTs-HF is employed as the electrocatalysts in the air cathode of a Zn-air battery, which shows superior discharge and charge performance, large power density, high specific capacity, and outstanding cycling stability of 240 h (360 cycles). More impressively, excellent cyclabilitiy with a lifetime of 670 h (1005 cycles) is also achieved by the Zn-air battery with FeCo/FeCoNi@NCNTs-HF as the self-supported air electrode. This work will open a novel avenue to develop advanced bifunctional electrocatalysts for the next generation of metal-air batteries.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/151359
ISSN: 0926-3373
DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2019.04.027
Rights: © 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Fulltext Permission: none
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