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Origami-Inspired 3D Interconnected Molybdenum Carbide Nanoflakes

Koizumi, Ryota and Ozden, Sehmus and Samanta, Atanu and Alves, Ana Paula P and Mishra, Avanish and Ye, Gonglan and Silva, Glaura G and Vajtai, Robert and Singh, Abhishek K and Tiwary, Chandra S and Ajayan, Pulickel M (2018) Origami-Inspired 3D Interconnected Molybdenum Carbide Nanoflakes. In: ADVANCED MATERIALS INTERFACES, 5 (6).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/admi.201701113


High-temperature stable transition metal carbides are one of the promising classes of materials for next-generation energy applications such as water splitting catalysis and electrodes for energy storage devices. Herein, origami-like molybdenum carbide flakes with interfacially connected structures in various orientations using an easily scalable chemical vapor deposition method are synthesized. Interestingly, each individual flake of similar orientation is interconnected across different planes. The interconnected architectures are found to be highly elastic and behave in a sponge-like manner. In addition, the surface energy of each plane is calculated using the first-principle density functional theory. The molybdenum carbide shows excellent activity for the hydrogen evolution reaction, with the onset over potential occurring around -16 to -25 mV with high stability. The material is used as an electrode for supercapacitors as a second demonstration. The supercapacitor constructed with polypyrrole reaches the specific capacitance of approximate to 279 F g(-1) at a current density of 0.5 A g(-1).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Additional Information: The Copyright for this article belong to Wiley-VCH Verlag
Keywords: 3D architecture; density functional theory; hydrogen evolution reactions; molybdenum carbide; supercapacitors
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 20:10
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2022 05:12
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/59575

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