Preparation of Three-Dimensional Ruthenium Oxide/Exfoliated Graphene Oxide Nanohybrid Based on Etching of Layered Double Hydroxides: Application for Electrochemical Hydrogen Generation,373. Ali A. Ensafi, Mehdi Jafari-Asl, Afshin Nabiyan, Behzad Rezaei,
In this work, Ni-Al/layered double hydroxide is decorated on reduced graphene oxide (Ni-Al/LDH # rGOs) and ruthenium oxide
is decorated on the surface of exfoliated graphene oxide (RuO2-EGO). Then, RuO2-EGO is used to synthesize a modiﬁed LDH
as Ni-Al/LDH # RuO2-EGO. The structures and compositions of the nanohybrids, including Ni-Al/LDH # rGOs, RuO2-EGO, and
Ni-Al/LDH # RuO2-EGO are veriﬁed using different techniques such as transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction spec-
troscopy, FT–IR and Brunauer–Emmett–Teller. In a second stage of the study, the nanohybrids are investigated for their electrochem-
ical hydrogen generation capabilities. Also, due to the instability of LDHs in acidic media, chemical etching of Ni-Al/LDH # RuO2-
EGO is used to prepare three-dimensional RuO2-EGO (TD-RuO2-EGO). Electrochemical results show that while TD-RuO2-EGO
nanohybrid is superior in electrocatalytic activity to the other nanohybrids investigated, its hydrogen generation properties including
onset potential, Tafel slope and stability are comparable with those of commercial Pt/C.
- J. of the Electrochemical Society, 2016, 63(7), H610-H617.