Electrocatalyst Derived from NiCu–MOF Arrays on Graphene Oxide Modified Carbon Cloth for Water Splitting
Electrocatalysts are capable of transforming water into hydrogen, oxygen, and therefore into energy, in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. However, the limitations in the research of high performance catalysts act as an obstructer in the development of using water as green energy. Here, we report on a delicate method to prepare novel bimetallic metal organic framework derived electrocatalysts (C–NiCu–BDC–GO–CC) using graphene oxide (GO) modified carbon cloth as a 3D flexible and conductive substrate. The resultant electrocatalyst, C–NiCu–BDC– GO–CC, exhibited very low electron transfer resistance, which benefited from its extremely thin 3D sponge-like morphology. Furthermore, it showed excellent oxygen evolution reaction (OER) activity, achieving 10 mA/cm2 at a low overpotential of 390 mV in 1 M KOH electrolyte with a remarkable durability of 10 h.
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