N-Doped Carbon-Coated Tungsten Oxynitride Nanowire Arrays for Highly Efficient Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution.

ChemSusChem

PubMedID: 26121606

Li Q, Cui W, Tian J, Xing Z, Liu Q, Xing W, Asiri AM, Sun X. N-Doped Carbon-Coated Tungsten Oxynitride Nanowire Arrays for Highly Efficient Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution. ChemSusChem. 2015;.
It is highly desired but still challenging to develop active nonprecious metal hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) electrocatalysts operating under all pH conditions. Herein, the development of three-dimensional N-doped carbon-coated tungsten oxynitride nanowire arrays on carbon cloth as a highly efficient and durable HER cathode was explored. The material delivers current densities of 10 and 100 mA?cm(-2) at overpotentials of 106 and 172 mV, respectively, in acidic medium, and it also performs well in neutral and basic electrolytes.