A controllable vacuum-diffusion method for gradual phosphidation of carbon coated metallic Co nanoparticles into Co/CoP Janus nanoparticles is reported. Janus Co/CoP nanoparticles, as typical Mott–Schottky electrocatalysts, exhibit excellent hydrogen evolution reaction and oxygen evolution reaction performance in various electrolytes across wide pH range along with high durability. The Mott–Schottky Co/CoP catalyst can work as bifunctional electrode materials for overall water splitting in wide pH range and can achieve a current density of 10 mA cm−2 in neutral electrolyte at only 1.51 V.
- heterogeneous catalysis
- Mott–Schottky electrocatalysts
- water splitting
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- General Materials Science