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Three-dimensional structures of Mn doped CoP on flexible carbon cloth for effective oxygen evolution reaction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 December 2017


Jiajin Lin
Affiliation:
School of Environment and Civil Engineering, Guangdong Engineering and Technology Research Center for Advanced Nanomaterials, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan 523808, China
Shilei Xie
Affiliation:
School of Environment and Civil Engineering, Guangdong Engineering and Technology Research Center for Advanced Nanomaterials, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan 523808, China
Peng Liu
Affiliation:
School of Environment and Civil Engineering, Guangdong Engineering and Technology Research Center for Advanced Nanomaterials, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan 523808, China
Min Zhang
Affiliation:
School of Environment and Civil Engineering, Guangdong Engineering and Technology Research Center for Advanced Nanomaterials, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan 523808, China
Shoushan Wang
Affiliation:
School of Environment and Civil Engineering, Guangdong Engineering and Technology Research Center for Advanced Nanomaterials, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan 523808, China
Peng Zhang
Affiliation:
School of Environment and Civil Engineering, Guangdong Engineering and Technology Research Center for Advanced Nanomaterials, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan 523808, China
Faliang Cheng
Affiliation:
School of Environment and Civil Engineering, Guangdong Engineering and Technology Research Center for Advanced Nanomaterials, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan 523808, China
Corresponding

Abstract

The development of electrocatalysts with high activity and low cost has attracted growing attentions in recent years. Herein, we reported the Mn-doped CoP nanosheet arrays on flexible activated carbon cloth (Mn–CoP/CC) for the effective oxygen evolution reaction (OER) at low overpotential and high current density. Due to the novel 3D nanostructures of the carbon cloth and doping effect of the Mn element, the Mn doped CoP/CC electrode delivered the best overpotential of 317 mV for water splitting with the current density of 10 mA/cm2, a Tafel slope of ∼65.1 mV/dec, and excellent stability over 16 h in 1.0 mol/L KOH, which is superior or comparable to the most of the reported cobalt-based catalysts. Thus outstanding electrocatalytic performance originates from the Mn doping effect, which resulted in increased surface area and fast charge-transfer. It is believed that these findings would help us to develop high effective and stable electrocatalysts for water splitting.


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Contributing Editor: Teng Zhai


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