标题：Cobalt-Cobalt Phosphide Nanoparticles@Nitrogen-Phosphorus Doped Carbon/Graphene Derived from Cobalt Ions Adsorbed Saccharomycete Yeasts as an Efficient, Stable, and Large-Current-Density Electrode for Hydrogen Evolution Reactions
作者：Li, Guixiang; Yu, Jiayuan; Jia, Jin; Yang, Linjing; Zhao, Lili; Zhou, Weijia; Liu, Hong
作者机构：[Li, Guixiang; Yu, Jiayuan; Jia, Jin; Yang, Linjing; Zhao, Lili; Zhou, Weijia] South China Univ Technol, Guangzhou Key Lab Surface Chem Energy Mat, Gu 更多
通讯作者：Zhou, WJ;Liu, H;Liu, H;Zhou, Weijia
通讯作者地址：[Zhou, WJ]South China Univ Technol, Guangzhou Key Lab Surface Chem Energy Mat, Guangzhou Higher Educ Mega Ctr, New Energy Res Inst,Sch Environm & Ener 更多
来源：ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS
关键词：3D electrodes; core-shell structures; hydrogen evolution reaction; large; current density; Saccharomycete yeasts
摘要：Development of electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) with low overpotential and robust stability remains as one of the most serious challenges for energy conversion. Herein, a serviceable and highly active HER electrocatalyst with multilevel porous structure (Co-Co2P nanoparticles@N, P doped carbon/reduced graphene oxides (Co-Co2P@NPC/rGO)) is synthesized by Saccharomycete cells as template to adsorb metal ions and graphene nanosheets as separating agent to prevent aggregation, which is composed of Co-Co2P nanoparticles with size of approximate to 104.7 nm embedded into carbonized Saccharomycete cells. The Saccharomycete cells provide not only carbon source to produce carbon shells, but also phosphorus source to prepare metal phosphides. In order to realize the practicability and permanent stability, the binderless and 3D electrodes composed of obtained Co-Co2P@NPC/rGO powder are constructed, which possess a low overpotential of 61.5 mV (achieve 10 mA cm(-2)) and the high current density with extraordinary catalytic stability (1000 mA cm(-2) for 20 h) in 0.5 m H2SO4. The preparation process is appropriate for synthesizing various metal or metal phosphide@carbon electrocatalysts. This work may provide a biological template method for rational design and fabrication of various metals or metal compounds@carbon 3D electrodes with promising applications in energy conversion and storage.