Engineering bunched Pt-Ni alloy nanocages for efficient oxygen reduction in practical fuel cells

Xinlong Tian (Corresponding author), Xiao Zhao, Ya Qiong Su, Lijuan Wang, Hongming Wang, Dai Dang, Bin Chi, Hongfang Liu, Emiel J.M. Hensen, Xiong Wen Lou (Corresponding author), Bao Yu Xia (Corresponding author)

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Development of efficient and robust electrocatalysts is critical for practical fuel cells. We report one-dimensional bunched platinum-nickel (Pt-Ni) alloy nanocages with a Pt-skin structure for the oxygen reduction reaction that display high mass activity (3.52 amperes per milligram platinum) and specific activity (5.16 milliamperes per square centimeter platinum), or nearly 17 and 14 times higher as compared with a commercial platinum on carbon (Pt/C) catalyst. The catalyst exhibits high stability with negligible activity decay after 50,000 cycles. Both the experimental results and theoretical calculations reveal the existence of fewer strongly bonded platinum-oxygen (Pt-O) sites induced by the strain and ligand effects. Moreover, the fuel cell assembled by this catalyst delivers a current density of 1.5 amperes per square centimeter at 0.6 volts and can operate steadily for at least 180 hours.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)850-856
Aantal pagina's7
Nummer van het tijdschrift6467
StatusGepubliceerd - 15 nov 2019


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