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Hydrogen evolution and capacitance behavior of Au/Pd nanoparticle-decorated graphene heterostructures

Toth, P.S., Velicky, M., Slater, T.J.A. ORCID:, Worrall, S.D. and Haigh, S.J. 2017. Hydrogen evolution and capacitance behavior of Au/Pd nanoparticle-decorated graphene heterostructures. Applied Materials Today 8 , pp. 125-131. 10.1016/j.apmt.2017.07.008

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The outstanding properties of two-dimensional materials such as graphene offer the possibility to produce novel hybrid materials with boosted functionality for use in catalysis and electrochemical energy storage. The hydrogen evolution reaction and interfacial capacitance performance of monolayer graphene sheets decorated with various metal nanoparticles are studied herein. Chemical vapor deposition grown graphene monolayer was decorated with Au and/or Pd nanoparticles, either on one side or both sides, forming single- or bi metal graphene heterostructures. These asymmetrically decorated graphene nanocomposites were characterized using high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy and 3D electron tomography. Electrochemical characterization reveals enhanced hydrogen evolution activity and outstanding capacitance for the resultant composite materials in comparison to pristine graphene and other recently developed graphene-based energy storage devices.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International license.
ISBN: 23529407
ISSN: 2352-9407
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 February 2022
Date of Acceptance: 24 July 2017
Last Modified: 08 May 2023 12:31

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