标题：Iron oxide embedded titania nanowires - An active and stable electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution in acidic media
作者：Zhao, Lili; Cao, Qing; Wang, Aili; Duan, Jiazhi; Zhou, Weijia; Sang, Yuanhua; Liu, Hong
作者机构：[Zhao, Lili; Cao, Qing; Wang, Aili; Zhou, Weijia] South China Univ Technol, Guangzhou Higher Educ Mega Ctr, Guangzhou Key Lab Surface Chem Energy Mat, 更多
通讯作者：Zhou, WJ;Sang, YH;Liu, H
通讯作者地址：[Zhou, WJ]South China Univ Technol, Guangzhou Higher Educ Mega Ctr, Guangzhou Key Lab Surface Chem Energy Mat, New Energy Res Inst,Sch Environm & Ener 更多
关键词：Oxygen evolution reaction; Iron oxide; Layered titanate nanowire;; Catalytic stability; Acidic media
摘要：The hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) catalysts with high activity and stability in acid electrolyte are widely reported. However, the abundant, active and acidic stable catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) are scarce to build the two-electrodes for water splitting. Fe-based materials are promising candidate electrocatalysts for OER in alkaline electrolyte, but unstable in acid electrolyte. Herein, some amount of iron oxides are incorporated into titanium dioxide nanowires (Fe-TiOx LNWs/Ti) by ion substitution and followed calcination process. The obtained Fe-TiOx LNWs/Ti lead to a moderate improved stability (81.3% vs. 33.3% for Fe2O3 loaded on Ti foam at the same potential of 1.9 V vs. SCE for 20 h), and remain high activity for OER (a low onset potential of 1.49 V vs. RHE at 1 mA cm(-2)) in acid electrolyte. This study opens up the possibility and universality of active and abundant nonprecious metal oxides for OER utilized in acid electrolytes.