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Self-assembled nitrogen-doped fullerenes and their catalysis for fuel cell and rechargeable metal–air battery applications

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Abstract

In this study, we report self-assembled nitrogen-doped fullerenes (N-fullerene) as non-precious catalysts, which are active for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER), and thus applicable for energy conversion and storage devices such as fuel cells and metal–air battery systems. We screen the best N-fullerene catalyst at the nitrogen doping level of 10 at%, not at the previously known doping level of 5 or 20 at% for graphene. We identify that the compressive surface strain induced by doped nitrogen plays a key role in the fine-tuning of catalytic activity.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembled nitrogen-doped fullerenes and their catalysis for fuel cell and rechargeable metal–air battery applications

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The article was received on 08 Feb 2017, accepted on 23 Mar 2017 and first published on 31 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00930E
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017,9, 7373-7379
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    Self-assembled nitrogen-doped fullerenes and their catalysis for fuel cell and rechargeable metal–air battery applications

    S. H. Noh, C. Kwon, J. Hwang, T. Ohsaka, B. Kim, T. Kim, Y. Yoon, Z. Chen, M. H. Seo and B. Han, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 7373
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00930E

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