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      Metal nitride; nanocomposites; hydrogen evolution reaction; N-doped CNTs.

    • Abstract


      Molybdenum based materials are gaining importance as electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction because of their lowcost and good electrocatalytic efficiency. Introducing iron nitride with molybdenum nitride as a composite results in efficient hydrogen evolution activity with current density of ∼120mA/cm2 at −400 mVvs. RHE. The nanocomposites were characterized using powder XRD, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), ElectronDiffraction, ThermogravimetricAnalysis and FTIRSpectroscopy. The electrochemical investigations suggest that the electrocatalytic activity of the composite increases with iron nitride content. The composite exhibits good electrochemical stability upto 42 hours in acidic medium. The hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) follows Volmer-Heyrovsky mechanism where Volmer reaction is the rate determing step.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016, India
      2. Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Phase-10, Sector-64, Mohali, Punjab 160 062, India
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