|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|178661||459311||2016||4 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• Pd-Cu alloy nanoparticles (NPs) with different atomic ratios are prepared.
• The Cu-enriched Pd-Cu alloy NPs exhibit improved electrocatalytic performance.
• Functionalized carbon supports are used to tune the nanoscale morphologies.
• The geometrical isolation of Pd contributes to the enhanced electrocatalytic performance.
In this work, Pd-Cu alloy nanoparticles (NPs) with different atomic ratios are prepared on functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and applied as electrocatalysts for formic acid oxidation. The Cu-enriched Pd-Cu alloy NPs exhibit improved electrocatalytic activity and stability. Functionalized carbon supports are applied as substrates to tune the nanoscale morphologies of the obtained bimetallic phases under appropriate calcination and hydrogenation treatments. Spill-over effect aids a reduction of a high weight loading of Cu in its metallic phase, in turn, these Cu atoms integrate into Pd lattice and isolate Pd neighbouring atoms. Surface analyses show that a certain amount of the isolated Pd remains on the surfaces of Pd-Cu alloy NPs, which is responsible for the enhanced electrocatalytic performance.
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Journal: Electrochemistry Communications - Volume 69, August 2016, Pages 55–58