NiCo2O4 3 dimensional nanosheet as effective and robust catalyst for oxygen evolution reaction
Journal article, 2015
Water electrolysis plays a fundamental role in the development of a sustainable energy system. In practice the efficiency of water electrolysis is severely limited by the sluggish kinetics of the oxygen evolution reaction. We reported a kind of integrated 3 dimensional oxygen evolution reactions (OER) catalyst by growing NiCo2O4 nanosheet arrays directly on conductive substrates. Such self-supported NiCo2O4 nanosheet electrodes exhibit high catalytic activity, good durability and nearly 100% faradic efficiency (FE) in alkaline electrolyte due to the enlarged electrochemical surface area and reduced electron transference resistance.