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Bimetallic Co2Mo3O8 suboxides coupled with conductive cobalt nanowires for efficient and durable hydrogen evolution in alkaline electrolyte

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Development of highly active and robust earth-abundant electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is of great significance for the broad utilization of alkaline electrolyzers. Herein, cobalt molybdenum suboxides (Co2Mo3O8) supported on Ni foam are reduced from their corresponding oxide precursors and first used as efficient electrocatalysts for the HER in alkaline electrolyte. The catalytic activity is further improved through the construction of a unique hierarchical Co2Mo3O8/Co/NF nanostructure. With a very low onset overpotential (∼9 mV), this electrocatalyst only requires overpotentials of 50 mV and 137 mV to drive current densities of 10 mA cm−2 and 100 mA cm−2, respectively. After 5000 cycles, a slight increase of ∼6 mV in the overpotential to drive a current density of 10 mA cm−2 verifies the excellent stability of Co2Mo3O8/Co/NF during the alkaline HER process.

Graphical abstract: Bimetallic Co2Mo3O8 suboxides coupled with conductive cobalt nanowires for efficient and durable hydrogen evolution in alkaline electrolyte

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The article was received on 31 Dec 2017, accepted on 23 Feb 2018 and first published on 01 Mar 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA11401J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 5217-5228
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    Bimetallic Co2Mo3O8 suboxides coupled with conductive cobalt nanowires for efficient and durable hydrogen evolution in alkaline electrolyte

    Y. Ou, W. Tian, L. Liu, Y. Zhang and P. Xiao, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5217
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA11401J

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