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Title: Crystal structure and surface characteristics of Sr-doped GdBaCo2O6−δ double perovskites : oxygen evolution reaction and conductivity
Authors: Pramana, Stevin S.
Cavallaro, Andrea
Li, Cheng
Handoko, Albertus D.
Chan, Kuang Wen
Walker, Robert J.
Regoutz, Anna
Herrin, Jason Scott
Yeo, Boon Siang
Payne, David J.
Kilner, John A.
Ryan, Mary P.
Skinner, Stephen J.
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Chemistry
Crystal Structure
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Pramana, S. S., Cavallaro, A., Li, C., Handoko, A. D., Chan, K. W., Walker, R. J., … Skinner, S. J. (2018). Crystal structure and surface characteristics of Sr-doped GdBaCo2O6−δ double perovskites : oxygen evolution reaction and conductivity. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6(13), 5335-5345. doi:10.1039/C7TA06817D
Series/Report no.: Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Abstract: A cheap and direct solution towards engineering better catalysts through identification of novel materials is required for a sustainable energy system. Perovskite oxides have emerged as potential candidates to replace the less economically attractive Pt and IrO2 water splitting catalysts. In this work, excellent electrical conductivity (980 S cm 1) was found for the double perovskite of composition GdBa0.6Sr0.4Co2O6 d which is consistent with a better oxygen evolution reaction activity with the onset polarisation of 1.51 V with respect to a reversible hydrogen electrode (RHE). GdBa1 xSrxCo2O6 d with increasing Sr content was found to crystallise in the higher symmetry tetragonal P4/mmm space group in comparison with the undoped GdBaCo2O6 d which is orthorhombic (Pmmm), and yields higher oxygen uptake, accompanied by higher Co oxidation states. This outstanding electrochemical performance is explained by the wider carrier bandwidth, which is a function of Co–O–Co buckling angles and Co–O bond lengths. Furthermore the higher oxygen evolution activity was observed despite the formation of non-lattice oxides (mainly hydroxide species) and enrichment of alkaline earth ions on the surface.
ISSN: 2050-7488
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA06817D
Research Centres: Earth Observatory of Singapore 
Rights: © 2018 The Authors (The Royal Society of Chemistry). This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.
Fulltext Permission: open
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