Journal article

Physical vapor deposition of amorphous MoS2 nanosheet arrays on carbon cloth for highly reproducible large-area electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction

Xing Zhang, Yun Zhang, Bin-Bin Yu, Xing-Liang Yin, Wen-Jie Jiang, Yan Jiang, Jin-Song Hu, Li-Jun Wan

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2015

Abstract

Molybdenum sulfide materials have been shown to be promising non-precious metal catalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). This work reports a facile and scalable preparation method for amorphous MoS2 nanosheet arrays directly deposited on carbon cloth (a-MoS2 NA/CC) using a highly reproducible physical vapor deposition (PVD) approach. As a result of the three-dimensional nanostructure of the catalyst, the amorphous nature and the abundant exposed edge sites of MoS2, the a-MoS2 NA/CC composite exhibited superior catalytic activity and stability for the HER in acidic solutions.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Key Project on Basic Research


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences


Funding Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge the support from the National Key Project on Basic Research (2015CB932302), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (91127044 and 21173237), and the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant No. XDB12020100).