Research highlight: The role of metal-doping on the enhanced electrocatalytic properties of α-MnO2 during oxygen reduction reaction

This work revealed the role of metal-doping on alpha-MnO2 (211) using density functional theory (DFT) and computational hydrogen electrode (CHE) model for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). The highlighted results are that

  • The electrocatalytic properties of Co-, Ni-, and Pd-doped MnO2 were studied.
  • DFT and CHE were employed to calculate electronic properties and ORR.
  • ORR activity was translated through modified volcano plot.
  • Enhanced α-MnO2 activity is achieved by Co and Pd doping at interstitial sites.

Read this research article: