Solvothermal synthesis of nitrogen-containing graphene for electrochemical oxygen reduction in acid media

Stephen Matthew Lyth, Yuta Nabae, Nazrul Md. Islam, Teruaki Hayakawa, Shigeki Kuroki, Masa-aki Kakimoto, Seizo Miyata

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Abstract

Graphene is ideally suited to electrochemistry by virtue of its high surface area and impressive electronic properties. Nitrogen incorporation can be used to tailor the properties of graphene. Here we present a simple solvothermal technique to produce a nitrogen-containing foam-like macroporous graphene powder doped with up to 15 wt% nitrogen. This is applied as an effective non-precious, metal-free electrochemical catalyst for oxygen reduction in acid media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
Journale-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2012

Keywords

  • carbon
  • catalysis
  • fuel cells
  • graphene
  • non-precious
  • PEMFC

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