Voltammetric dealloying is a typical method to synthesize Pt-shell/less-noble metal (M) alloy core nanoparticles (NPs) toward the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). The pristine nanostructures of the Pt-M alloy NPs should determine the ORR activity of the dealloyed NPs. In this study, we investigated the voltammetric dealloying behavior of the Pt-Co and nitrogenintroduced Pt-Co alloy NPs generated by synchronous arc-plasma deposition of Pt and Co. The results showed that the dealloying behavior is sensitive to cobalt nitride in the pristine NPs, leading to the preferential generation of a Pt-rich shell/Pt-Co alloy core architecture having enhanced ORR activity.
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