Superaerophilic carbon-nanotube-array electrode for high-performance oxygen reduction reaction

Zhiyi Lu, Wenwen Xu, Jun Ma, Yingjie Li, Xiaoming Sun, Lei Jiang

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A micro-/nanostructured “superaerophilic” electrode constructed by direct growth of cobalt-incorporated and nitrogen-doped carbon-nanotube arrays with subsequent hydrophobic modification is demonstrated for a high-performance oxygen-reduction-reaction electrode, superior to the Pt/C–air electrode. This high performance is attributed to the simultaneously accelerated gas-diffusion and electron-transport processes induced by the unique structural advantages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7155-7161
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • bubble adhesion
  • carbon-nanotube arrays
  • oxygen reduction reaction
  • superaerophilic electrodes

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