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Study Data from X. An and Colleagues Update Understanding of Chalcogens (Electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction at a FeNi composite on a carbon...

July 8, 2014



Study Data from X. An and Colleagues Update Understanding of Chalcogens (Electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction at a FeNi composite on a carbon nanofiber matrix in alkaline media)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Chalcogens have been published. According to news reporting out of Seoul, South Korea, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Non-noble metals such as Fe and Ni have comparable electrocatalytic activity and stability to that of Ir and Ru in an oxygen evolution reaction (OER)."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "In this study, we synthesized carbon nanofibers with embedded FeNi composites (FeNi-CNFs) as OER electrocatalysts by a facile route comprising electrospinning and the pyrolysis of a mixture of metal precursors and a polymer solution. FeNi-CNFs demonstrated catalytic activity and stability that were better than that of 20 wt% Ir on Vulcan carbon black in oxidizing water to produce oxygen in an alkaline media."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Physicochemical and electrochemical characterization revealed that Fe and Ni had synergistic roles that enhanced OER activity by the uniform formation and widening of pores in the carbon structure, while the CNF matrix also contributed to the increased stability of the catalyst."

For more information on this research see: Electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction at a FeNi composite on a carbon nanofiber matrix in alkaline media. Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 2014;35(6):891-895. Chinese Journal of Catalysis can be contacted at: Science Press, 16 Donghuangchenggen North St, Beijing 100717, Peoples R China. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Chinese Journal of Catalysis - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/709300)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting X. An, Korea Environm Ind & Technol Inst, Future Environm R&D Off, Seoul 122706, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include D. Shin, J.D. Ocon, J.K. Lee, Y.I. Son and J. Lee (see also Chalcogens).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Seoul, Chalcogens, South Korea

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