Ni-Fe bimetallic core-shell structured catalysts supported on biomass longan aril derived nitrogen doped carbon for efficient oxygen reduction and evolution performance

Dongqi Dong, Xuyun Guo, Chuanli Ma, Liangyu Gong, Linghao Su, Tian Xie, Ye Zhu, Jie Wang

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A simple two-step synthetic strategy for the preparation of Ni-Fe bimetallic nanoparticles with nitrogen doped carbon shell and support (FeNi@NC/NC) is successfully developed. Biomass longan aril serves not only as carbon source for catalyst supporting, but also a shell forming material and nitrogen doping receptor. When serving as electrocatalysts for oxygen electrode reaction, such bimetallic composite exhibits superior bi-functional electrocatalytic activities towards oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Benefiting from the high-conductive carbon shell and the coordination effect between NiFe alloy and nitrogen doped porous carbon support, the resultant FeNi@NC/NC achieved high durability over ORR and OER.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101127
JournalMaterials Today Communications
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020


  • Biomass longan aril
  • Ni-Fe bimetallic catalyst
  • Nitrogen doping shell
  • Oxygen evolution reaction
  • Oxygen reduction reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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