화학공학소재연구정보센터
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.588, 184-195, 2021
Carbon-based 0D/1D/2D assembly with desired structures and defect states as non-metal bifunctional electrocatalyst for zinc-air battery
For the design of electrocatalysts, the combination between components and the regulation of material structures tend to be neglected, giving rise to the constraint of catalytic performance and durability. Herein, we developed a graphene oxide quantum dots (GOQDs) with enhanced oxygen content by a one-step cutting method. Then, one-dimensional (1D) carbon nanotubes and two-dimensional (2D) reduced graphene oxide are crosslinked and self-assembled, thus attracting unsaturated-bond-riches GOODs (0D) to uniformly attach to the skeleton, simultaneously achieving nitrogen and sulfur co-doping. To the best of our knowledge, there is no report to prepare bifunctional electrocatalyst with GOQDs. Electrochemical tests show that even without metal-doping, the novel non-metal bifunctional electrocatalyst (N,S-GOQD-RGO/CNT) exhibits a higher half-wave potential (0.84 V) and enhanced limiting current density (5.88 mA cm(2)) than commercial Pt/C catalyst. The density functional theory is implemented to reveal the coordination of nitrogen and sulfur co-doping on GOQDs, which results in the improvement of overall catalytic active sites. Furthermore, the rechargeable zinc-air battery based on N,S-GOQD-RGO/CNT exhibits a maximum power density of 134.3 mW cm(2), open circuit potential of 1.414 V, which is better than Pt/C+Ru/C mixed material. The obtained N,S-GOQD-RGO/CNT will provide a perspective application in fuel cells. (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.