Energy Conversion/Generation  

  • Electrochemical Splitting of Water  (HER, OER)

Perhaps most notably, energy can be produced by electrochemically splitting water to form hydrogen and oxygen gas, and their subsequent recombination can provide clean electrical energy where the only by-product is water. Active knowledge of electrochemical process and development of materials on water splitting to Hydrogen and oxygen (HER and OER) and further combination of both by the reduction of oxygen (ORR) and oxidation of hydrogen (HOR) are the vital components to solve the energy issue of central importance.So substantial effort has been carried to develop different materials for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) applications of interest which can be relied from some publications documented in international journals of interest

Representive Publications

  • B. Mohanty, Y, Wei, M. Ghorbani-Asl, P. Rajput A. V. Krasheninnikov, Bikash Kumar Jena* “Revealing the defect-dominated oxygen evolution activity of hematene” J. Mater. Chem. A 2020, 8, 6709-6716

  • S. Mondal, B Mohanty, M. Nurhuda, S. Dalapati, M. Addicoat, Bikash Kumar Jena,* Asim Bhaumik* “Thiadiazole Based Covalent Organic Framework: Metal-free Electrocatalyst towards Oxygen Evolution Reaction” ACS Catalysis 2020, 10, 5623–5630.

  • P. Bhanja, B. Mohanty, A. K. Patra, S. Ghosh, Bikash Kumar Jena* Asim Bhaumik “IrO2 and Pt doped mesoporous SnO2 nanospheres as efficient electrocatalysts for the facile OER and HER” ChemCatChem 2019, 11, 583-592 

  • U. Kayal, B. Mohanty, P. Bhanja, D. Chandra, M. Hara, Bikash Kumar Jena* and Asim Bhaumik “Ag NPs decorated ordered mesoporous silica as an efficient electrocatalyst for alkaline water oxidation reaction” Dalton Transactions 2019, 48, 2220-2227. 

  • A. Dutta, S. Mutyala, A. K. Samantara, S. Bera, Bikas Kumar Jena* and Narayan Pradhan* Synergistic Effect of Inactive Iron Oxide Core on Active Nickel Phosphide Shell for Unprecedented Enhancement in the OER Activity ACS Energy Lett. 2018, 3, 141−148.

  • A. K. Samantara, S. Kamila, A. Ghosh, Bikash Kumar Jena*, “Highly Ordered 1D NiCo2O4 Nanorods on Graphene: An Efficient Dual-functional Hybrid Materials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Applications” Electrochimica Acta, 2018, 264, 147-157. 

  • B. Mohanty, M. Ghorbani-Asl, S. Kretschmer, A. Ghosh, P. Guha, S. K. Panda, B. Jena, A. V. Krasheninnikov, Bikash Kumar Jena* “MoS2 Quantum Dots as an Efficient Catalyst Material for Oxygen Evolution Reaction” ACS Catalysis 2018, 8, 1683−1689.

  • S. Ratha, A. K. Samantara, K. K. Sinha, A. S. Gangan, B. Chakraborty, Bikash Kumar Jena,* C. S. Rout “Urea-assisted Room Temperature Stabilized Metastable β-NiMoO4: Experimental and Theoretical Insights into its Unique Bi-functional Activity towards Oxygen Evolution and Supercapacitor” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 9640-9653. 

  • S. Kamila, B. Mohanty, A. K. Samantara, P. Guha, A. Ghosh, B. L. Jena, P. V. Satyam, B. K. Mishra, Bikash Kumar Jena* “Highly Active 2D Layered MoS2-rGO Hybrids for Energy Conversion and Storage Applications” Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 8378.

  • A. Dutta, A. K. Samantara, S. K. Dutta, Bikash Kumar Jena,* and N. Pradhan “Surface-Oxidized Dicobalt Phosphide Nanoneedles as a Nonprecious, Durable, and Efficient OER Catalyst” ACS Energy Letters. 2016, 1, 169–174.

  • Fuel Cell (MOR, ORR, FAOR)

The electro-oxidation of methanol (MOR), electro-oxidation of formic acid (FAOR) and electro reduction of oxygen (ORR) is the most typical reaction occurring at the PEM fuel cell, DMFC, DFAFC and metal air battery application. There are many challenges to be prevailed for practical application of energy conversion processes. Here significant effort has been made to utilize the anisotropic nanostructures and metal-graphene hybrids materials for energy conversion studies towards reduction of oxygen, oxidation of methanol, oxidation of formic acid etc. The contribution towards the energy conversion can be relied on no of publications in the international journals of repute.

Representive Publications

  • B. Mohanty, Y, Wei, M. Ghorbani-Asl, P. Rajput A. V. Krasheninnikov, Bikash Kumar Jena* “Revealing the defect-dominated oxygen evolution activity of hematene” J. Mater. Chem. A 2020, 8, 6709-6716

  • S, K. Das, S. C. Sahu, A. Ghosh, S. Basu, B. Chakraborty, and Bikash Kumar Jena* “The experimental and theoretical insights towards the CO induced Pd-Graphene and their multifunctional energy conversion applications” Carbon 2019, 149, 307-317.

  • I. Mukherjee, S. K. Das, Bikash Kumar Jena, R. Sahab and S. Chatterjee, “Dissimilitude behaviour of Cu2O nano-octahedra and nano-cubes towards photo-and electrocatalytic activities” New Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 42, 3692-3702.

  • I. Thakur, A. K Samantara, S. Ratha, B. P. Singh, Bikashi Kumar Jena* and S. Chatterjee “A facile approach for the synthesis of copper(II) myristate strips and their electrochemical activity towards the oxygen reduction reaction” RSC Advances 2016, 6, 15599 –15604.

  • R. Gunasekaran, J. Kalidoss, S. K. Das, T. Dash, A. Dash, Bikash Kumar Jena* and B. K. Mishra “Shear-force-dominated Dual-Drive Planetary Ball milling for Scalable Production of Graphene and Its Electrocatalytic Application with Pd nanostructures” RSC Advances 2016, 6, 20067-20073.

  • S. Ratha, A. K. Samantara, C. S. Rout, Bikash Kumar Jena,* “Synergistic Electrocatalytic Activity of Spinel ZnCo2O4/Reduced Graphene Oxide Hybrid towards Oxygen Reduction Reaction” Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 2016, 20, 285-291.

  • A. K. Samantara, S. C. Sahu, A. Ghosh and Bikash Kumar Jena* “Sandwiched graphene with nitrogen, sulphur co-doped CQDs: an efficient metal-free material for energy storage and conversion applications” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 16961–16970. 

  • S. C. Sahu, B. Satpati, L. Besra and Bikash Kumar Jena* “A Bifunctional Nanoelectrocatalyst Based on Flower-like Au/Pd Bimetallic Alloy Nanostructure and Its Graphene Hybrid” ChemCatChem, 2015, 7,4042–4049. 

  • Subash Chandra Sahu, Aneeya K. Samantara, Ajit Dash, R. R. Juluri, R. K. Sahu, B. K. Mishra, and Bikash Kumar Jena,* “Graphene induced Pd nanodendrites: A highly performance hybrid nanoelectrocatalyst” Nano Research, 2013, 6, 635-643. 

  • Subash Chandra Sahu, Aneeya K. Samantara, Biswarup Satpati, Sarama Bhattacharya and Bikash Kumar Jena,* “A Facile Approach for In Situ Synthesis of Graphene-Branched Pt Hybrid nanostructures with Excellent Electrochemical Performance” Nanoscale  2013, 5, 11265-11274. 

  • Subash Chandra Sahu, Aneeya K. Samantara, A. Ghosh and Bikash Kumar Jena,* “A Bio-inspired Approach for Shaping Au Nanostructures: Role of Biomolecule Structure in Shape Evolution” Chemistry-A European Journal, 2013, 19, 8220-8226. 

  • Bikash Kumar Jena,* Subash Chandra Sahu, Biswarup Satpati, Ranjan K. Sahu, Debadhyan Behera and Swagatika Mohanty, “A facile approach for morphosynthesis of Pd nanoelectrocatalysts” Chemical communications, 2011, 47, 3796-3798. 

  • Bikash Kumar Jena and C. Retna Raj* “Electrocatalytic Applications of Nanosized Pt Particles Self-Assembled on Sol-Gel Derived Three-Dimensional Silicate Network” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2008, 112, 3496-3502. 

  • Bikash Kumar Jena and C. Retna Raj* “Shape Controlled Synthesis of Gold Nanoprism and Nanoperiwinkles with Pronounced Electrocatalytic Activity” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2007, 111, 15146-15153.

  • Bikash Kumar Jena and C. Retna Raj* “Synthesis of Flower-like Gold Nanoparticles and their Electrocatalytic Activity Towards Oxidation of Methanol and Reduction of Oxygen”, Langmuir 2007, 23, 4064-4070.

CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology