Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.580, 99-107, 2020
Facile synthesis of porous iridium-palladium-plumbum wire-like nanonetworks with boosted catalytic performance for hydrogen evolution reaction
Exploring advanced nanocatalysts are of importance for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in alkaline electrolyte (e.g. 1.0 M KOH). Herein, porous iridium-palladium-plumbum wire-like nanonetworks (IrPdPb WNNs) were prepared by a facile one-pot aqueous method with octylphenoxypolyethoxyethanol (NP-40) as the structure-director. The resultant IrPdPb WNNs exhibited superior HER performance in the alkaline electrolyte, such as ultra-low overpotential (21 mV) to drive a current density of 10 mA cm(2) , small Tafel slope (66 mV dec (1)), and high exchange current density (4.87 mA cm (2)), surpassing commercial Pt/C. This study provides a simple strategy for synthesis of advanced multi-metallic electrocatalysts in energy storage and conversion. (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.