标题：Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Frameworks with Encapsulated Fe/Fe3N Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction
作者：Zheng, Yan ;He, Fei ;Wu, Jiaming ;Ma, Delong ;Fan, Huailin ;Zhu, Shufei ;Li, Xiang ;Lu, Yizhong ;Liu, Qing ;Hu, Xun
作者机构：[Zheng, Yan ;He, Fei ;Wu, Jiaming ;Ma, Delong ;Fan, Huailin ;Zhu, Shufei ;Li, Xiang ;Lu, Yizhong ;Hu, Xun ] Country School of Material Science and Eng 更多
来源：ACS Applied Nano Materials
摘要：Iron (Fe)- and nitrogen (N)-codoped carbon materials hold broad application prospects in the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) because of their abundant reserves, low cost, and excellent catalytic activity. In this study, a N-doped carbon nanotube (CNT)-graphene framework with encapsulated Fe/Fe3N nanoparticles (Fe-N-CNT@RGO) is designed and synthesized by annealing a mixture of iron acetylacetonate, dicyandiamide, and graphene oxide via a one-step calcination strategy. Fe-N-CNT@RGO has a better ORR catalytic activity than reduced graphene oxide (RGO), N-doped graphene, and N-doped CNTs with encapsulated Fe/Fe3N nanoparticles with respect to the onset potential, limiting current density, and kinetic current density. Fe-N-CNT@RGO also has high stability and a high discharging cell voltage, which approaches those of platinum/carbon in zinc-air batteries. The relationship between the structure and activity of Fe-N-CNT@RGO demonstrates that the high density of Fe-N and pyridinic N sites, moderate wettability, and positive ζ potential promote exposure of the active sites, accelerate the transmission of hydrated oxygen, and enhance the adsorption of HO2- for the 4e- ORR.
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