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Ultrafast synthesis of molybdenum carbide nanoparticles for efficient hydrogen generation

Cv, Cuncai; Huang, Zhipeng; Yang, Qianpeng; Wei, Guangfeng; Chen, Zuofeng; Humphrey, Mark; Zhang, Chi

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A facile and ultrafast synthesis of molybdenum carbide coated with few-layer carbon (MoC/C) has been developed, and the effect of reducing the thickness of the carbon coating on its catalytic activity in the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) has been demonstrated. MoC/C produces a current density of 20 mA cm−2 at an overpotential of 144 mV and a Tafel slope of 63.6 mV dec−1 in 0.5 M H2SO4, and works stably under long-term electrolysis. MoC/C is one of the most active carbide electrocatalysts...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/250601
Source: Journal of Materials Chemistry A
DOI: 10.1039/c7ta06266d
Access Rights: Open Access

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