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Synthesis and Characterization of Ag@Fe3O4 Hetero Nanoparticles: A Highly Active Catalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reactions

Abstract

Highly active hetero nanoparticles (NPs), Ag@Fe3O4 were synthesized and characterized. These hetero structured materials are formed by allowing a growth of silver NPs on a magnetite surface in the presence of an oleylamine. Thus developed material has been characterized through PXRD, TEM and SEM-EDX analysis. Further, these materials have been evaluated in the hydrogen evolution reactions (HER) in the presence of a weak electrolyte. The current density obtained for hydrogen evolution is − 10 mA cm−2 at an over potential of 33 mV using these NPs.

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This work was partially supported by Department of Science and Technology (DST, SERB: SB/IC-10/2013). Ms. Akanksha Rai kindly acknowledged to CSIR project [No. 01(2968)/19/EMR-II] for providing fellowship. Kind acknowledgement to Dr. Santimoy Khilari for his suggestions for experimental work.

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Sahu, M., Shaikh, M., Rai, A. et al. Synthesis and Characterization of Ag@Fe3O4 Hetero Nanoparticles: A Highly Active Catalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reactions. J Inorg Organomet Polym 30, 1002–1007 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10904-019-01439-y

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Keywords

  • HER
  • Hetero nanoparticles
  • Electro catalysis
  • Over potential