Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Fe7C3–Fe3N/FeNxCy Decorated Carbon Material as Highly Efficient Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Al-Air Batteries

Buy Article:

$105.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Traditionally, oxygen reduction reactions (ORR) are catalyzed by Pt/C, which is expensive but essentially efficient catalyst. So doping of highly active moieties onto carbon supports could be investigated as a practical and inexpensive strategy for catalysis of ORR. The present study reported noncrystalline FeN x C y species, crystalline Fe7C3 and Fe3N nanoparticles co-decorated ketjenblack (KB) carbon catalyst (denoted as Fe–N–KB–HCl) for ORR prepared using ferrous sulfate, melamine and KB as raw materials. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) were observed in the catalyst, which caused to a high specific surface area (1125 m2g–1) of the catalyst. The Fe–N–KB–HCl catalyst fabricated in this study exhibited a catalytic performance similar to that of commercial 20% Pt/C for ORR in alkaline solution. Moreover, it exhibited a higher voltage (1.51 V) at a discharge density of 50 mA cm–2 in an in-house made Al-air battery than that of the commercial 20% Pt/C catalyst (1.45 V). So the Fe–N–KB–HCl catalyst prepared in this study could be used for developing inexpensive but highly efficient catalysts for catalysis of ORR and have potential to be used for commercial purposes.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics


Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 01 December 2017

More about this publication?
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters (NNL) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal consolidating nanoscale research activities in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine into a single and unique reference source. NNL provides the means for scientists, engineers, medical experts and technocrats to publish original short research articles as communications/letters of important new scientific and technological findings, encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of the physical sciences, engineering and medicine.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more