Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 54, Issue 21, pp 13715–13723 | Cite as

Co-doped SnS2 nanosheet array for efficient oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalyst

  • Meiwen Jiang
  • Yue Huang
  • Wei Sun
  • Xiaojun ZhangEmail author
Energy materials


Designing highly active electrocatalysts with unique nanostructures is critical to increasing oxygen evolution reaction (OER) electrocatalytic efficiency, but high overpotentials and poor cycle stability remain a challenging issue. Herein, we directly grow a small amount of Co-doped SnS2 nanosheet array on the surface of carbon fiber by a simple one-step solvothermal method and study the effect of different Co/Sn ratio (x = 0, 0.05, 0.15, 0.25) on the morphology of SnS2. The Co-doped SnS2 nanosheet array with x = 0.15 exhibited the most active sites and the most excellent OER performance. It has an overpotential of 281 mV at a current density of 30 mA cm−2 and a low Tafel slope of 62 mV dec−1, which is much lower than pure SnS2. Such good performance is attributed to the high intrinsic activity and superaerophobic surface property.



This work is financially supported by the projects (Nos. 21371007, 21675001) from National Natural Science Foundation of China, Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation for Distinguished Youth (1408085J03), the Programs for Science and Technology Development of Anhui Province (1501021019, 1604a0902180), and the Program for Innovative Research Team at Anhui Normal University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Functional Molecular Solids of the Education Ministry of China, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Center for Nano Science and TechnologyAnhui Normal UniversityWuhuPeople’s Republic of China

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