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|Title:||Electrodeposition and characterization of Ni-Mo alloy as an electrocatalyst for alkaline water electrolysis|
Mohamed, Jaffer, Sadiq, M.
|Citation:||Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2017, Vol.796, , pp.57-65|
|Abstract:||This work details the efficiency of Ni-Mo alloy as an electrode for water splitting application through electrodeposition method. Nano-crystalline Ni-Mo alloy coatings were deposited in the current density (c.d.) range of 1.0 4.0 A dm? 2 on a copper substrate, and were investigated for their deposit characters, and their electrocatalytic behaviours in 1.0 M KOH solution. The electrocatalytic behaviour of the coatings, in terms of their hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER), were evaluated by electrochemical methods, like cyclic voltammetry (CV) and chronopotentiometry (CP). Experimental results revealed that Ni-Mo alloy electrodeposited at 1.0 A dm? 2 (38.3 wt% Mo) and 4.0 A dm? 2 (33.2 wt% Mo) shows the highest electrocatalytic tendency for HER and OER, respectively. The corrosion behaviour of Ni-Mo alloy coated at 4.0 A dm? 2 is found to be the most corrosion resistant in the same alkaline medium, compared to other coatings. The highest electrocatalytic activity of Ni-Mo alloy deposit for both HER and OER, depending on deposition c.d. was attributed to their composition (in terms of Ni and Mo content), structure and surface morphology; supported by EDXA, XRD, SEM and AFM analyses. The experimental study demonstrated that Ni-Mo alloy coatings follow Volmer-Tafel type of mechanism for HER, testified by Tafel slope analyses. 2017 Elsevier B.V.|
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