[Nature communications] 我室黄小青教授发表论文:A top-down strategy for amorphization of hydroxyl compounds for electrocatalytic oxygen evolution

发布日期:2022年03月10日   浏览次数:

我室黄小青教授在 Nature communications 上发表论文:A top-down strategy for amorphization of hydroxyl compounds for electrocatalytic oxygen evolution

摘要:Amorphous materials have attracted increasing attention in diverse fields due to their unique properties, yet their controllable fabrications still remain great challenges. Here, we demonstrate a top-down strategy for the fabrications of amorphous oxides through the amorphization of hydroxides. The versatility of this strategy has been validated by the amorphizations of unitary, binary and ternary hydroxides. Detailed characterizations indicate that the amorphization process is realized by the variation of coordination environment during thermal treatment, where the M–OH octahedral structure in hydroxides evolves to M–O tetrahedral structure in amorphous oxides with the disappearance of the M–M coordination. The optimal amorphous oxide (FeCoSn(OH)6-300) exhibits superior oxygen evolution reaction (OER) activity in alkaline media, where the turnover frequency (TOF) value is 39.4 times higher than that of FeCoSn(OH)6. Moreover, the enhanced OER performance and the amorphization process are investigated with density functional theory (DFT) and molecule dynamics (MD) simulations. The reported top-down fabrication strategy for fabricating amorphous oxides, may further promote fundamental research into and practical applications of amorphous materials for catalysis.

文章链接:https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-28888-3