Duan Research Group

Hetero-integrated Nanostructures and Nanodevices


Biomimetic Synthesis of an Ultrathin Platinum Nanowire Network with a High Twin Density for Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity and Durability

L. Ruan, E. Zhu, Y. Chen, Z. Lin, X. Huang, X. Duan and Y. Huang

Angew. Chemie Intl. Ed. 52, 12577-12581 (2013)

Structure-enhanced catalytic activity: An ultrathin platinum multiple-twinned nanowire network is shown to be an efficient electrocatalyst (see picture). This material has a higher electrochemical surface area and exhibits a much improved activity toward both the oxygen reduction reaction and the methanol oxidation reaction relative to commercial Pt/C catalysts.
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