DOI: 10.1002/smll.202303912 ISSN:

Amorphous‐Crystalline Interfaces on Hollow Nanocubes Derived from Ir‐Doped Ni–Fe–Zn Prussian Blue Analog Enables High Capability of Alkaline/Acidic/Saline Water Oxidations

HyukSu Han, So Jung Kim, Sun Young Jung, Dongjo Oh, Arpan Kumar Nayak, Jin Uk Jang, Junghwan Bang, Sunghwan Yeo, Tae Ho Shin
  • Biomaterials
  • Biotechnology
  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemistry


Development of highly efficient and robust electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution reaction (OER) under specific electrolyte is a key to actualize commercial low‐temperature water electrolyzers. Herein, a rational catalyst design strategy is first reported based on amorphous–crystalline (a–c) interfacial engineering to achieve high catalytic activity and durability under diverse electrolytes that can be used for all types of low‐temperature water electrolysis. Abundant a–c interface (ACI) is implemented into a hollow nanocubic (pre)‐electrocatalyst which is derived from Ir‐doped Ni–Fe–Zn Prussian blue analogues (PBA). The implemented c–a interface is well maintained during prolonged OER in alkaline, alkalized saline, and acidic electrolytes demonstrating its diverse functionality for water electrolysis. Notably, the final catalyst exhibits superior catalytic activity with excellent durability for OER compared to that of benchmark IrO2 catalyst, regardless of chemical environment of electrolytes. Hence, this work can be an instructive guidance for developing the ACI engineered electroctalyst which can be diversely used for different types of low‐temperature electrolyzers.

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