Two‐dimensional Multi‐Component Quasicrystal as Bi‐functional Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Oxygen and Hydrogen Evolution Reactions

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Mishra, S.S., Kumbhakar, P., Nellaiappan, S., Kumar, N., Tromer, R., Wollner, C.F., Galvao, D.S., Tiwary, C.S., Ghosh, C., Dasgupta, A. and Biswas, K. (2022). Two‐dimensional Multi‐Component Quasicrystal as Bi‐functional Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Oxygen and Hydrogen Evolution Reactions. Energy Technology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ente.202200860
AuthorsMishra, S.S., Kumbhakar, P., Nellaiappan, S., Kumar, N., Tromer, R., Wollner, C.F., Galvao, D.S., Tiwary, C.S., Ghosh, C., Dasgupta, A. and Biswas, K.
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The presence of weak interlayer interactions and in-plane covalent character in quasicrystals facilitate the synthesis of the two-dimensional (2D) multicomponent alloy by chemical exfoliation. We report here, the first large-scale formation of atomically thin 2D sheets by chemical exfoliation from the multicomponent Al70Co10Fe5Ni10Cu5 decagonal quasicrystalline alloy. The exfoliated ultra-thin two-dimensional multicomponent alloy (2D-QCs) exhibited an excellent OER/HER bifunctional catalytic activity in alkaline electrolyte, i.e., alkaline water splitting. The active surface area of the 2D sheets also provides a large number of active sites for the bifunctional catalysis of the oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions. These 2D atomically thin sheets exhibit superior catalytic performance to their bulk counterparts. Molecular dynamics and DFT simulations of the 2D alloy support the experimental interpretation in terms of structural stability and catalytic properties. Synthesis of this type of new class 2D material provides a promising approach for the design and exploration of non-precious transition metal-based electrocatalysts towards clean energy production.

KeywordsGeneral Energy
Year2022
JournalEnergy Technology
PublisherWiley
ISSN2194-4288
2194-4296
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/ente.202200860
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