Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Monodisperse PdCu Nanocubes and Their Electrocatalytic Properties

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  • Qiang Gao,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China)
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  • Yi-Ming Ju,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China)“
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  • Duo An,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China)“
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  • Dr. Min-Rui Gao,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China)
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  • Chun-Hua Cui,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China)
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  • Jian-Wei Liu,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China)
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  • Huai-Ping Cong,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China)“
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  • Prof. Dr. Shu-Hong Yu

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China)
    2. Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China)“
    • Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (PR China)

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Abstract

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Monodisperse PdCu nanocubes for ORR: Uniform PdCu nanocubes with a side length of 12 nm can be synthesized through a one-pot colloidal synthesis. These cubes display a substantially enhanced oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity compared with that of PdCu nanoparticles, Pd nanoparticles, and commercial Pt/C catalysts.

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