Journal article

Ni nanoparticles/V4C3Tx MXene heterostructures for electrocatalytic nitrogen fixation

Cheng-Feng Du, Lan Yang, Kewei Tang, Wei Fang, Xiangyuan Zhao, Qinghua Liang, Xianhu Liu, Hong Yu, Weihong Qi, Qingyu Yan

Materials Chemistry Frontiers | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2021


Reported here is a nanocomposite consisting of Ni nanoparticles loaded on V4C3Tx MXene as a highly efficient NRR electrocatalyst. The critical role of V4C3Tx MXene in suppressing the HER activity and enhancing the NRR performance is investigated.

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Awarded by Key Laboratory of Materials Processing and Mold

Awarded by Singapore MOE

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51901189 and 51803190) and the Opening Project of Key Laboratory of Materials Processing and Mold (No. NERC201903), Singapore MOE Tier 2 MOE2018-T2-1-010. Q. H. Liang acknowledges the financial support from the Australian Research Council (DE190100445). The calculation was provided by K. W. Tang and Ceshigo Research Service Agency ( The authors also acknowledge the Facility for Analysis, Characterization, Testing, and Simulation (FACTS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, for use of the XRD Bruker D8 Advance and the TEM JEOL 2010 UHR facilities; and the Shiyanjia Lab ( for the ICP-AES, SEM and XPS analyses.