Solvothermally fabricated cobalt selenide supported on graphitic carbon nitride for enhanced oxygen evolution reaction

Adel El-marghany, Mika Sillanpää, Sumaira Manzoor, Abdul Ghafoor Abid, Mehar Un Nisa

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Potentially superior to rare earth metal-containing electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction electrolysis, transition metal chalcogenides have yet to reach a catalytic activity that would allow them to be extensively adopted. In light of this, it is crucial to develop coherent designs for transition metal-based electrocatalysts on conducting polymer support to achieve high-efficiency OER. Herein, we present an easy solvothermal synthesis and exceptional catalytic performance of CoSe@gCN as an OER electrocatalyst in basic media. The synthesized materials were observed by various analysis. The phase composition confirmed by the X-rays diffraction (XRD) technique and further morphological analysis indicates the morphology of CoSe@gCN, which are considered responsible for revealing a great number of active spots and enhanced electrochemically active surface area. On the other hand, superior OER crusade and stability of the CoSe@gCN electrode with (overpotential of 174 mV, Tafel slope of 57 mV dec−1) in 1.0 M basic KOH are caused by the NF's excellent conductivity and highly porous framework, and a higher value of specific surface area. It also maintained high stability for almost 20 h, showing the higher OER activity in industrial application. As a result, our findings interpret that the transition metal chalcogenides with certain morphology can enhance electrocatalytic efficiency with graphitic carbon nitride, which demonstrates its potential for stable and sustainable energy production. Graphical Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Article number605
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Cobalt selenide
  • Graphitic carbon nitride
  • Oxygen evolution reaction
  • Solvothermal synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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