Xizhang Wang

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The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is one of the most crucial factors limiting the performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cells due to its slow kinetics. [ 1 , 2 ] The development of effi cient ORR electrocatalysts is thus of great signifi cance. Today, platinum is usually used as the electrocatalyst for ORR; however, the large-scale application of(More)
Two kinds of boron and nitrogen co-doped carbon nanotubes (CNTs) dominated by bonded or separated B and N are intentionally prepared, which present distinct oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) performances. The experimental and theoretical results indicate that the bonded case cannot, while the separated one can, turn the inert CNTs into ORR electrocatalysts.(More)
AlGaN ternary alloys have unique properties suitable for numerous applications due to their tunable direct band gap from 3.4 to 6.2 eV by changing the composition. Herein we report a convenient chemical vapor deposition growth of the quasi-aligned Al(x)Ga(1-x)N alloy nanocones over the entire composition range. The nanocones were grown on Si substrates in(More)
Aluminum nitride nanostructures are attractive for many promising applications in semiconductor nanotechnology. Herein we report on vapor-solid growth of quasi-aligned aluminum nitride nanocones on catalyst-coated wafers via the reactions between AlCl3 vapor and NH3 gas under moderate temperatures around 700 degrees C, and the growth mechanism is briefly(More)
A straight forward method for immobilizing Pt-Co alloyed nanoparticles onto nitrogen-doped CNx nanotubes is presented. The as-prepared electrocatalysts exhibit good performance for oxygen reduction reaction in acidic medium arising from the high-dispersion and alloying effect of the Pt-Co nanoparticles and the intrinsic catalytic capacity of the CNx(More)
The synthesis of the faceted single-crystalline h-AlN nanotubes with the length of a few micrometers and diameters from 30 to 80 nm is first reported. This provides an ideal substrate for the construction of GaN-based nanoheterostructures in future nanoelectronics. The experimental results suggest the further extensive experimental and theoretical studies(More)
The synergism of large surface area, multiscale porous structure, and good conductivity endows hierarchical carbon nanocages with high-level supercapacitive performances. Further nitrogen doping greatly improves the hydrophilicity, which boosts the supercapacitive performances to an ultrahigh specific capacitance of up to 313 F g(-1) at 1 A g(-1).
Supercapacitor electrode materials: Carbon nanocages are conveniently produced by an in situ MgO template method and demonstrate high specific capacitance over a wide range of charging-discharging rates with high stability, superior to the most carbonaceous supercapacitor electrode materials to date. The large specific surface area, good mesoporosity, and(More)
Graphene has emerged as a promising material for photonic applications fuelled by its superior electronic and optical properties. However, the photoresponsivity is limited by the low absorption cross-section and ultrafast recombination rates of photoexcited carriers. Here we demonstrate a photoconductive gain of ∼10(5) electrons per photon in a carbon(More)