3D Nanoporous Metal Phosphides toward High-Efficiency Electrochemical Hydrogen Production

Yongwen Tan, Hao Wang, Pan Liu, Chun Cheng, Fan Zhu, Akihiko Hirata, Mingwei Chen*

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Free-standing nanoporous metal phosphides are fabricated by a novel top-down method, by selectively leaching less-stable metal phases from rapidly solidified two-phase metal-phosphorus alloys. The phosphide phases with relatively high electrochemical stability are left as the skeletons of nanoporous structures. The resultant nanoporous phosphides with tunable pore size and porosity show superior catalytic activities toward electrochemical hydrogen production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2951-2955
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 20
Externally publishedYes


  • 3D nanoporous catalysts
  • hydrogen evolution reaction
  • metal phosphides
  • nanoporous materials
  • water splitting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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