Electrocatalysis of hydrogen evolution reaction on tri-metallic Rh@Pd/Pt(poly) electrode
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Hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) was investigated in alkaline solution on tri-metallic Rh@Pd/Pt(poly) electrode, prepared by spontaneous deposition of Rh on top of Pd/Pt(poly) electrode with intermediate Pd coverage of 35%. Characterization of tri-metallic catalyst was performed by electrochemical methods of cyclic voltammetry and CO stripping voltammetry, while its activity for HER was tested by linear sweep voltammetry in 0.1 M NaOH. Rh@Pd/Pt(poly) catalyst has shown superior catalytic activity for HER with respect to initial Pt(poly) and both corresponding bimetallic Pd/Pt(poly) and Rh/Pt(poly) electrodes. This was explained by a strong synergistic electronic interaction between three metals in close contact induced at a number of different active sites across the surface of tri-metallic catalyst, which results with lowering of the binding energy for the adsorption of H intermediate species. (C) 2017 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords:palladium / platinum / rhodium / tri-metallic electrode / hydrogen evolution
Source:International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2018, 43, 5, 2763-2771
ISSN: 0360-3199 (print); 1879-3487 (electronic)