Preparation of 1T′-Phase ReS 2 x Se 2(1- x) (x = 0-1) Nanodots for Highly Efficient Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

Zhuangchai Lai, Apoorva Chaturvedi, Yun Wang, Thu Ha Tran, Xiaozhi Liu, Chaoliang Tan, Zhimin Luo, Bo Chen, Ying Huang, Gwang Hyeon Nam, Zhicheng Zhang, Ye Chen, Zhaoning Hu, Bing Li, Shibo Xi, Qinghua Zhang, Yun Zong, Lin Gu, Christian Kloc, Yonghua DuHua Zhang

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As a source of clean energy, a reliable hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) requires robust and highly efficient catalysts. Here, by combining chemical vapor transport and Li-intercalation, we have prepared a series of 1T′-phase ReS 2x Se 2(1-x) (x = 0-1) nanodots to achieve high-performance HER in acid medium. Among them, the 1T′-phase ReSSe nanodot exhibits the highest hydrogen evolution activity, with a Tafel slope of 50.1 mV dec -1 and a low overpotential of 84 mV at current density of 10 mA cm -2 . The excellent hydrogen evolution activity is attributed to the optimal hydrogen absorption energy of the active site induced by the asymmetric S vacancy in the highly asymmetric 1T′ crystal structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8563-8568
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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