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Title: Generation of vacancy in IrPtM (M = Ni, Co, or Cu) nanoalloy by electrochemical etching for electrochemical energy conversion
Authors: Ng, Defenie Zu Sian
Keywords: Engineering::Materials
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Ng, D. Z. S. (2023). Generation of vacancy in IrPtM (M = Ni, Co, or Cu) nanoalloy by electrochemical etching for electrochemical energy conversion. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: This project aimed to enhance the energy efficiency of hydrogen generation by improving the performance of the Oxygen Evolution Reaction (OER). Catalysts consisting of IrPtM (Ni, Co, Cu) were chosen to achieve this goal. The combination of Iridium and platinum noble metals with less expensive metals improved the electrocatalyst's performance at a lower cost. Internal vacancy enriched IrPtM nanoalloys were prepared using novel electrochemical method which is cyclic voltammetry (CV), with approximately 20 CV cycles being the optimal number. The catalyst with a lower onset potential is more efficient in promoting the OER. The creation of vacancies in the Ni and Co components of IrPtNi and IrPtCo alloys resulted in a 30mV improvement in their onset potential. The onset potential of IrPtCu remained stable after electrochemical etching due to its high corrosion resistance and stability. The findings of EIS, OER, SEM, XRD and TEM suggested that selecting appropriate metals and utilizing CV is a promising approach for preparing internal vacancy enriched IrPtM nanoalloys with improved OER activity.
Schools: School of Materials Science and Engineering 
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