Dispersing Pt and Pd atoms on Au nanoparticles deposited on n-GaN substrates for formic acid oxidation†
Au nanoparticles, with an ultra low-loading of Pt and Pd atoms, supported on n-GaN were prepared using electrochemical atomic layer deposition and surface-limited redox replacement. The as-prepared electrocatalysts showed an enhanced performance for formic acid oxidation, and the mass activity reached 3.5 mA μgPtPd−1. The active sites of the PtChem-O species were found to play a key role in formic acid oxidation.
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