High-Performance Hydrogen Evolution from MoS2(1-x)P x Solid Solution

Ruquan Ye, Paz Del Angel-Vicente, Yuanyue Liu, M. Josefina Arellano-Jimenez, Zhiwei Peng, Tuo Wang, Yilun Li, Boris I. Yakobson, Su Huai Wei, Miguel Jose Yacaman, James M. Tour

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Abstract

A MoS2(1-x)Px solid solution (x = 0 to 1) is formed by thermally annealing mixtures of MoS2 and red phosphorus. The effective and stable electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution in acidic solution holds promise for replacing scarce and expensive platinum that is used in present catalyst systems. The high performance originates from the increased surface area and roughness of the solid solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1427-1432
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume28
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 17 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • electrocatalysts
  • hydrogen evolution reaction
  • molybdenum disulfide
  • molybdenum phosphide
  • solid solution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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