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Highly active, durable and inexpensive oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalysts are crucial for achieving practical and high-efficiency water splitting. Herein, hierarchical interconnected NixCo1-xOOH nanosheet arrays supported on TiO2/Ti substrate have been fabricated through a facile photodeposition method. The as-obtained NixCo1-xOOH nanosheet arrays show superior OER catalysis performance.

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We report an original photodeposition strategy for the fabrication of NixCo1-xOOH/TiO2 heterostructure nanosheet arrays with superior electrocatalytic performance for oxygen evolution reaction. Our study provides an alternative approach for the rational design of highly active and promising OER electrocatalysts.

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We report a novel photodeposition method for the fabrication of highly active, durable and inexpensive oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalysts. Our work provides direct guidelines and opens up a new route to design and tune the morphology and electronic structure of electrocatalysts to obtain high-efficiency catalyst for renewable energy storage and conversion.

Jianming Wang
Zhejiang University

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This page is a summary of: Photodeposition fabrication of hierarchical layered Co-doped Ni oxyhydroxide (NixCo1−xOOH) catalysts with enhanced electrocatalytic performance for oxygen evolution reaction, Nano Research, January 2020, Tsinghua University Press, DOI: 10.1007/s12274-019-2607-1.
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