标题：Pt4PdCu0.4alloy nanoframes as highly efficient and robust bifunctional electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction and formic acid oxidation
作者：Ye, Wei ;Chen, Shuangming ;Ye, Mengshan ;Ren, Chenhao ;Ma, Jun ;Long, Ran ;Wang, Chengming ;Yang, Jian ;Song, Li ;Xiong, Yujie
作者机构：[Ye, Wei ;Chen, Shuangming ;Ye, Mengshan ;Ren, Chenhao ;Ma, Jun ;Long, Ran ;Wang, Chengming ;Song, Li ;Xiong, Yujie ] Hefei National Laboratory for Ph 更多
摘要：The development of bifunctional electrocatalysts for direct formic acid fuel cells requires low Pt usage, high activities in both oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and formic acid oxidation (FAO), low CO production, and high resistance to CO. It remains a grand challenge to achieve all in a single material. Here we report a copper-assisted selective deposition-etching approach to Pt4PdCu0.4nanoframes that meet all the requirements, offered by structure and electronic structure effects. Impressively, the specific activities of Pt4PdCu0.4nanoframes in ORR and FAO are 9.2 times and 10.2 times higher than commercial Pt/C, respectively, with excellent durability. This work provides insights into the catalyst design that one single material synthesis sets up a platform for simultaneously tuning surface and electronic structures.
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