Journal article

Amorphous MoSx-Coated TiO2 Nanotube Arrays for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

Zhongqing Liu, Xiaoming Zhang, Bin Wang, Min Xia, Shiyuan Gao, Xinyu Liu, Ali Zavabeti, Jian Zhen Ou, Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, Yichao Wang

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Two-dimensional amorphous MoSx (a-MoSx) has been confirmed to be a highly active and economic electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). The development of its hybrid cocatalyst is envisioned to bestow more active sites with appropriate crystal engineering and modified electronic properties for enhancing catalytic performance. In this work, a composite cocatalyst comprising a-MoSx (x = 1.78) and well-ordered anodized TiO2 nanotube arrays (TNAs) is successfully developed through a facile electrodeposition route. The synergistic coupling of the unique vector charge transfer effect of TNAs and proliferation of active sites in a-MoSx derived from the space confinement effect and curv..

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Grants

Awarded by National Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence FLEET


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Science Foundation of China (grant no. 21376154). The authors would like to express their gratitude to Analytical and Test Center of Sichuan University. Y.W. acknowledges Deakin University for an Alfred Deakin Research Fellowship. The authors would also like to acknowledge the support by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence FLEET (CE170100039).