(282f) Characterization of Feni Alloy Nanoparticles for Oer As a Function of Iron-Nickel Composition
In this talk, our ongoing work to develop and characterize a suite of bimetallic iron-nickel alloy hydroxide nanoparticle catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction will be discussed. In particular, results will be presented for three iron-nickel compositions (1:5, 1:1, and 5:1 mol:mol Fe:Ni) and trends in both overpotential and stability will be discussed. Nanoparticle characterization via high resolution transmission electron microscopy, elemental analysis, and synchrotron-based x-ray absorption spectroscopy will be presented and discussed as a function of bimetallic composition. The role of nanoparticle structure in controlling activity and stability will be discussed, and electrochemical performance data will be used to demonstrate that both activity (i.e., overpotential) and stability (i.e., degradation rate as mV/hr) are critical to evaluate as we develop these catalysts for water splitting.
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