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Gold nanoparticles anchored reduced graphene oxide as catalyst for oxygen electrode of rechargeable Li-O-2 cells

Kumar, Surender and Selvaraj, C and Munichandraiah, N and Scanlon, LG (2013) Gold nanoparticles anchored reduced graphene oxide as catalyst for oxygen electrode of rechargeable Li-O-2 cells. In: RSC ADVANCES, 3 (44). pp. 21706-21714.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ra42617c

Abstract

Gold nanoparticles decorated reduced graphene oxide (Au-RGO) catalyst for O-2 electrode is prepared by in situ reduction of Au3+ ions and graphene oxide dispersed in water. The Au nanoparticles are uniformly distributed on the two-dimensional RGO layers. Li-O-2 cells assembled in a non-aqueous electrolyte using Au-RGO catalyst exhibit an initial discharge capacity as high as 5.89 mA h cm-(2) (5230 mA h g(-1))at a current density of 0.1 mA cm(-2). The voltage gap between the charge and discharge curves is less for Li-O-2(Au-RGO) cell in comparison with Li-O-2(RGO) cell. The Li-O-2(Au-RGO) cells are cycled over about 120 charge-discharge cycles. The results suggest that Au-RGO is a promising catalyst for rechargeable Li-O-2 cells.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright for this article belongs to ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 11:41
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 11:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/47855

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