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Title: A Review of Phosphide-Based Materials for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution
Authors: Xiao, Peng
Chen, Wei
Wang, Xin
Keywords: Electrocatalysis
Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Xiao, P., Chen, W., & Wang, X. (2015). A Review of Phosphide-Based Materials for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution. Advanced Energy Materials, 5(24), 1500985-.
Series/Report no.: Advanced Energy Materials
Abstract: Hydrogen evolution by means of electrocatalytic water-splitting is pivotal for efficient and economical production of hydrogen, which relies on the development of inexpensive, highly active catalysts. In addition to sulfides, the search for non-noble metal catalysts has been mainly directed at phosphides due to the superb activity of phosphides for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and their low-cost considering the abundance of the non-noble constituents of phosphides. Here, recent research focusing on phosphides is summarized based on their synthetic methodology. A comparative study of the catalytic activity of different phosphides towards HER is then conducted. The catalytic activity is evaluated by overpotentials at fixed current density, Tafel slope, turnover frequency, and the Gibbs free energy of hydrogen adsorption. Based on the methods discussed, perspectives for the various methods of phosphides synthesis are given, and the origins of the high activity and the role of phosphorus on the improved activity towards HER are discussed.
ISSN: 1614-6832
DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500985
Rights: © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Advanced Energy Materials, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. 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: [].
Fulltext Permission: open
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