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Nitrogen-doped truncated carbon nanotubes inserted into nitrogen-doped graphene nanosheets with a sandwich structure: a highly efficient metal-free catalyst for the HER

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Abstract

A new promising metal-free catalyst (N-TCNT@NGS), with a sandwich structure of 1-dimensional nitrogen-doped truncated carbon nanotubes inserted between 2-dimensional nitrogen-doped graphene nanosheets, was synthesized by a facile and green hydrothermal method. Due to the unique structure, multipath charge and mass transport, N-TCNT@NGS exhibits incredible electrocatalytic ability and robust durability for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) (Tafel slope: 50 mV dec−1, onset overpotential: −16 mV, operating overpotential at 10 mA cm−2: −62 mV).

Graphical abstract: Nitrogen-doped truncated carbon nanotubes inserted into nitrogen-doped graphene nanosheets with a sandwich structure: a highly efficient metal-free catalyst for the HER

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Submitted
30 Jan 2017
Accepted
13 Mar 2017
First published
13 Mar 2017

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 6405-6410
Article type
Communication

Nitrogen-doped truncated carbon nanotubes inserted into nitrogen-doped graphene nanosheets with a sandwich structure: a highly efficient metal-free catalyst for the HER

S. Li, Z. Yu, Y. Yang, Y. Liu, H. Zou, H. Yang, J. Jin and J. Ma, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 6405
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA00961E

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