Heterogeneous nanocarbon materials for oxygen reduction reaction

Wang, Da-Wei and Su, Dangsheng (2014) Heterogeneous nanocarbon materials for oxygen reduction reaction. Energy and Environmental Science, 7 2: 576-591. doi:10.1039/c3ee43463j

Author Wang, Da-Wei
Su, Dangsheng
Title Heterogeneous nanocarbon materials for oxygen reduction reaction
Journal name Energy and Environmental Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-5692
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1039/c3ee43463j
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 576
End page 591
Total pages 16
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher R S C Publications
Language eng
Abstract Heterogeneous nanocarbon materials are being increasingly investigated and deployed in numerous new technologies and devices for sustainable energy conversion and storage. Nanocarbons often consist of fullerene, graphene and carbon nanotubes. Their derivatives include quantum dots, nanofibres, nanoribbons, nanospheres/capsules and other nanostructured morphologies. The heterogeneous forms of these nanocarbons stem from the implantation of alien atoms into the aromatic carbon lattice or the covalent grafting of functional groups onto the carbon basal plane or edge sites. Heterogeneous nanocarbons have shown remarkable advantages in solar cells, water splitting, supercapacitors, lithium ion batteries and catalysis. This review focuses on recent progress in the experimental and computational studies of the roles of heteroatoms in heterogeneous nanocarbons for electrocatalytic oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Critical perspectives are devoted to the ambiguous phenomena in this emerging research area. The long standing debate about the active sites is discussed with an emphasis on more rational development of advanced nanocarbon-based electrocatalysts for ORR. This journal is
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