Preparation and Catalytic Performance of Ni-Cu-B/TNTs Electrode by Cyclic Voltammetry Electrodeposition for Methanol Electro-Oxidation
Orderly TiO2 nanotube arrays (TNTs) with high surface area became a prospective catalyst support. TNTs were obtained by anodizing Ti plate, and then the Ni-Cu-B/TNTs electrodes were prepared by cyclic voltammetry electrodeposition (CVE) method. SEM, EDS and electrochemical testing were used to investigate the microstructure and catalytic performance Ni-Cu-B/TNTs electrodes for methanol electro-oxidation. Effects of electrodeposition time, CVE scanning rate and times on the methanol electrooxidation were studied. The results show the shape of Ni-Cu-B particles on surface change from fusiform-like to spherical with an increasing of deposition temperature. The peak current density initially increased and then decreased with increasing electrodeposition time, rate and number of CVE scanning. The Ni-Cu-B/ TNTs electrode prepared by 30 cyclic times in 30°C at-0.8~0.2V and the scan rate of 20mV s-1 appear the best electrocatalytic activity for methanol oxidation. After cycled 1300 times for methanol oxidation, the peak current density decreased by 12%, indicating excellent long term stability of Ni-Cu-B/TNTs electrode.
Junichi Hojo, Tohru Sekino, Jian Feng Yang, Hyung Sun Kim and Wen Bin Cao
G. Y. Hou et al., "Preparation and Catalytic Performance of Ni-Cu-B/TNTs Electrode by Cyclic Voltammetry Electrodeposition for Methanol Electro-Oxidation", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 922, pp. 136-140, 2018