Mechanical alloying preparation of La0.6Ca 0.4CoIr0.25O3.5-δ as a bifunctional electrocatalyst in alkaline electrolyte

Yun Min Chang*, Pu-Wei Wu, Cheng Yeou Wu, Yi Fan Hsieh, Jing Yu Chen

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La0.6 Ca0.4 CoIr0.25 O3.5-δ was prepared by a mechanical alloying process from mixtures of La0.6 Ca0.4 CoO3 and IrO2. Scanning electron microscopy images on the resulting powders exhibited particles with irregular shape at 300-500 nm in size. X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed formation of a perovskite with complete disappearance of rutile signals from IrO2, indicating successful incorporation of Ir4+ at the Co3+ sites. Supported on carbon nanocapsules, the La0.6 Ca0.4 CoIr0.25 O3.5-δ demonstrated superior performance over those of La0.6 Ca0.4 CoO3 in both charging and discharging current density-voltage polarizations. In addition, galvanostatic charging and discharging measurements at 25 and 100 mA/ cm2 indicated that the electrocatalytic abilities of La0.6 Ca0.4 CoIr0.25 O3.5-δ are stable and sustainable.

Original languageEnglish
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 22 Feb 2008


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