An efficient amplification strategy for N-doped NiCo 2 O 4 with oxygen vacancies and partial Ni/Co-nitrides as a dual-function electrode for both supercapatteries and hydrogen electrocatalysis

Keorock Choi, In Kyu Moon, Jungwoo Oh

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Abstract

To obtain transition-metal-oxide-based materials with remarkable energy storage and conversion performance, rational design and synthesis of electrodes with abundant active sites is crucial. Herein, we propose an effective strategy for nitrogen doping in NiCo 2 O 4 (NCO) nanowire arrays using NH 3 plasma treatment. N-doped NCO contains oxygen vacancies with nitrogen atoms, nickel/cobalt nitrides, and high concentrations of Ni 2+ and Co 2+ within the structure, leading to high electrical conductivity. As expected, N-doped NCO electrodes exhibited excellent electrochemical performance for supercapacitors and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) electrocatalysis in KOH electrolyte. This work provides a promising pathway toward developing advanced electrodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1468-1478
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the MIST (Ministry of Science and ICT), Korea, under the “ICT Consilience Creative Program” (IITP-2018-2017-0-01015) supervised by the IITP (Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion). This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2018R1D1A1B07045703).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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