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dc.contributor.authorHe, Xiaoyang
dc.contributor.authorTian, Yuhui
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Zengliang
dc.contributor.authorXu, Li
dc.contributor.authorWu, Jianchun
dc.contributor.authorQian, Junchao
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jianming
dc.contributor.authorLi, Henan
dc.description.abstractDeveloping highly efficient bifunctional electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is pivotal for large-scale commercial applications of Zn–air batteries. Herein, a Zn-doped Ni3FeN/nitrogen-doped graphene (Zn–Ni3FeN/NG) electrocatalyst was designed and synthesized via a facile and reliable method. Thanks to the electronic synergistic effect, the stress caused by lattice distortion from the Zn dopant embedded in Ni3FeN can alter the electronic environment of the peripheral regions and generate more catalytical active sites. The resultant Zn–Ni3FeN/NG exhibits a remarkable bifunctional electrochemical activity and stability, giving an overvoltage difference as low as 0.74 V. A Zn–air battery with Zn–Ni3FeN/NG as the air cathode shows an excellent cycle life and a high-power density of 158 mW cm−2, exceeding that of the apparatus based on commercial Pt/C and RuO2 (120 mW cm−2). Density functional theory (DFT) calculations reveal that the inserted Zn2+ ions can modulate the electronic structure of Ni3FeN and modify the adsorption/desorption features and lower the overall reaction barriers during the oxygen electrocatalytic reaction. This study offers a facile strategy for the design of highly efficient oxygen bifunctional electrocatalysts for energy-related technology.en_US
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Materials Chemistry Aen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMacromolecular and Materials Chemistryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMaterials Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInterdisciplinary Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPhysical Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsChemistry, Physicalen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEnergy & Fuelsen_US
dc.titleEngineering the electronic states of Ni3FeN via zinc ion regulation for promoting oxygen electrocatalysis in rechargeable Zn-air batteriesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHe, X; Tian, Y; Huang, Z; Xu, L; Wu, J; Qian, J; Zhang, J; Li, H, Engineering the electronic states of Ni3FeN via zinc ion regulation for promoting oxygen electrocatalysis in rechargeable Zn-air batteries, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2021, 9 (4), pp. 2301-2307en_US
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gro.griffith.authorTian, Yuhui

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