Synergy between Plasmonic and Electrocatalytic Activation of Methanol Oxidation on Palladium–Silver Alloy Nanotubes

Lin Huang, Jiasui Zou, Jin Yu Ye, Zhi You Zhou, Zhang Lin, Xiongwu Kang, Prashant Jain, Shaowei Chen

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Abstract

Localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) excitation of noble metal nanoparticles has been shown to accelerate and drive photochemical reactions. Here, LSPR excitation is shown to enhance the electrocatalysis of a fuel-cell-relevant reaction. The electrocatalyst consists of PdxAg alloy nanotubes (NTs), which combine the catalytic activity of Pd toward the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR) and the visible-light plasmonic response of Ag. The alloy electrocatalyst exhibits enhanced MOR activity under LSPR excitation with significantly higher current densities and a shift to more positive potentials. The modulation of MOR activity is ascribed primarily to hot holes generated by LSPR excitation of the PdxAg NTs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8794-8798
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume58
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 24 2019

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Surface plasmon resonance
Nanotubes
Methanol
Chemical activation
Oxidation
Electrocatalysts
Electrocatalysis
Metal nanoparticles
Photochemical reactions
Precious metals
Fuel cells
Catalyst activity
Current density
Modulation

Keywords

  • electrocatalysis
  • hot carriers
  • localized surface plasmon resonance
  • nanoparticles
  • palladium–silver alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Synergy between Plasmonic and Electrocatalytic Activation of Methanol Oxidation on Palladium–Silver Alloy Nanotubes. / Huang, Lin; Zou, Jiasui; Ye, Jin Yu; Zhou, Zhi You; Lin, Zhang; Kang, Xiongwu; Jain, Prashant; Chen, Shaowei.

In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol. 58, No. 26, 24.06.2019, p. 8794-8798.

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Huang, Lin ; Zou, Jiasui ; Ye, Jin Yu ; Zhou, Zhi You ; Lin, Zhang ; Kang, Xiongwu ; Jain, Prashant ; Chen, Shaowei. / Synergy between Plasmonic and Electrocatalytic Activation of Methanol Oxidation on Palladium–Silver Alloy Nanotubes. In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 2019 ; Vol. 58, No. 26. pp. 8794-8798.
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