Nitrogen-doped graphene and its electrochemical applications

Yuyan Shao, Sheng Zhang, Mark H. Engelhard, Guosheng Li, Guocheng Shao, Yong Wang, Jun Liu, Ilhan A. Aksay, Yuehe Lin

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Nitrogen-doped graphene (N-graphene) is obtained by exposing graphene to nitrogen plasma. N-graphene exhibits much higher electrocatalytic activity toward oxygen reduction and H2O2 reduction than graphene, and much higher durability and selectivity than the widely-used expensive Pt for oxygen reduction. The excellent electrochemical performance of N-graphene is attributed to nitrogen functional groups and the specific properties of graphene. This indicates that N-graphene is promising for applications in electrochemical energy devices (fuel cells, metal-air batteries) and biosensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7491-7496
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number35
StatePublished - Sep 21 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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