Overall water splitting
With the continuous depletion of traditional energy sources, the development of sustainable energy sources has become one of the important tasks today. A two-step synthesis method was employed to construct Ni3S2/ZrCoFe-LDH@NF heterostructured electrocatalysts on nickel foam (NF) in situ. X-ray diffractometer, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, and X-ray electron spectroscopy were employed to characterize the Ni3S2/ZrCoFe-LDH@NF heterostructure, and the HER, OER and total hydrolysis properties of this electrocatalyst were tested in 1 mol·L-1 KOH electrolyte. It was shown that Ni3S2/ZrCoFe-LDH@NF was a lamellar stacked heterostructure with an overpotential of 330 mV and a Tafel slope of 90.9 mV·dec-1 at a current density of 100 mA·cm-2 in the OER reaction and 159.2 mV at a current density of 10 mA·cm-2 in the HER reaction. The Tafel slope was 96 mV·dec-1, and the catalyst exhibited good structural stability in the 100 h total hydrolysis stability test. The successful construction of this heterostructured electrocatalyst provides a good idea and research basis for the subsequent heterojunction and its application in electrocatalysis.