Interfacial engineering of Ni/V2O3 for hydrogen evolution reaction
hydrogen evolution reaction, hierarchical materials, interface, electrocatalysis, vanadium oxide
Electrocatalytic water splitting offers a sustainable route for hydrogen production, enabling the clean and renewable alternative energy system of hydrogen economy. The scarcity and high-cost of platinum-group-metal (PGM) materials urge the exploration of high-performance non-PGM electrocatalysts. Herein, a unique hierarchical structure of Ni/V2O3 with extraordinary electrocatalytic performance (e.g., overpotentials as low as 22 mV at 20 mA·cm–2 and 94 mV at 100 mA·cm–2) toward hydrogen evolution reaction in alkaline electrolyte (1 M KOH) is reported. The investigation on the hierarchical Ni/V2O3 with a bimodal size-distribution also offers insight of interfacial engineering that only proper Ni/V2O3 interface can effectively improve H2O adsorption, H2O dissociation as well as H adsorption, for an efficient hydrogen production.
Tsinghua University Press
Yang Chen,Yuan Rao,Rongzhi Wang,Yanan Yu,Qiulin Li,Shujuan Bao,Maowen Xu,Qin Yue,Yanning Zhang,Yijin Kang, Interfacial engineering of Ni/V2O3 for hydrogen evolution reaction. NanoRes.2020, 13(9): 2407–2412