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Investigators from Institute of Plasma Physics Have Reported New Data on Chalcogens (Synthesis of Layered MnO2 Nanosheets for Enhanced Oxygen...

July 15, 2014



Investigators from Institute of Plasma Physics Have Reported New Data on Chalcogens (Synthesis of Layered MnO2 Nanosheets for Enhanced Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalytic Activity)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Chalcogens. According to news reporting from Hefei, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In this study, a novel layered manganese oxide (MnO2) nanosheets was prepared by using a facile method with graphene oxide as the template, and its electrocatalytic performance was studied."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Institute of Plasma Physics, "The results of cyclic voltammograms (CV) and the rotating disk electrode (RDE) measurements show that the MnO2 nanosheets possess excellent electrocatalytic activity for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in alkaline medium."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The electron transfer number of the nanosheets electrode was measured to be 3.4, which lied between the two-electron and four-electron processes, suggesting that the oxygen reduction on nanosheets might proceed by a coexisting pathway involving the two-electron and four-electron transfer."

For more information on this research see: Synthesis of Layered MnO2 Nanosheets for Enhanced Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalytic Activity. Electrochimica Acta, 2014;132():239-243. Electrochimica Acta can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England (see also Chalcogens).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Shi, Chinese Academy Sci, Inst Plasma Phys, Key Lab Novel Thin Film Solar Cells, Hefei 230031, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include G.L. Zang, Z. Zhang, G.P. Sheng, Y.X. Huang, G.X. Zhao, X.K. Wang and H.Q. Yu.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Hefei, Chalcogens, Nanosheets, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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