Potential application of Ni and Co stabilized zirconia as oxygen reduction reaction catalyst

Potential application of Ni and Co stabilized zirconia as oxygen reduction reaction catalyst

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Catalysis Communications, Volume 93, p.37-42 (2017)

ISBN:

1566-7367

Abstract:

<p>A new facile template method for the preparation of Ni, Co doped ZrO2 self-assembled electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction was employed. The effect of the Ni and Co incorporation into ZrO2 lattice on the structural, texturaL surface chemistry and its activity on ORR was emphasized. As X-ray diffraction reveals, the pseudo-cubic lattice of the tetragonal ZrO2 polymorph (t-ZrO2) is stabilized when Ni and Co are co-doping ZrO2. The results indicate that the synergetic effects arisen from the intimate electronic interaction of the mixed oxides present in the lattice of the zirconia phase, i.e. Nil-xCoxO (or NiO and CoO) in NCZ enhance the electrocatalytic activity of the catalyst. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.</p>