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A facet-controlled Rh3Pb2S2 nanocage as an efficient and robust electrocatalyst toward the hydrogen evolution reaction

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Abstract

Highly active and durable electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) may play a pivotal role in commercial success of electrolytic water splitting technology. Among various material classes, binary metal sulphides show a great promise as HER catalysts because of their tunable energy levels conducive to a high catalytic activity and high robustness under harsh operating conditions. On the other hand, facet-controlled nanoparticles with controlled surface energies have gained great recent popularity as active and selective catalysts. However, binary metal sulphide nanoparticles with well-defined facets and high surface areas are very rare. Herein we report the synthesis of a facet-controlled hollow Rh3Pb2S2 nanocage as a new catalytic material and its excellent activity (overpotential: 87.3 mV at 10 mA cm−2) and robustness toward HER under harsh acidic conditions.

Graphical abstract: A facet-controlled Rh3Pb2S2 nanocage as an efficient and robust electrocatalyst toward the hydrogen evolution reaction

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The article was received on 13 Mar 2018, accepted on 06 May 2018 and first published on 07 May 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR02091D
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018,10, 9845-9850
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    A facet-controlled Rh3Pb2S2 nanocage as an efficient and robust electrocatalyst toward the hydrogen evolution reaction

    T. Kim, J. Park, H. Jin, A. Oh, H. Baik, S. H. Joo and K. Lee, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 9845
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NR02091D

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