Anion and cation substitution in transition-metal oxides nanosheets for high-performance hybrid supercapacitors

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Jinghua Li
  • Zaichun Liu
  • Qiaobao Zhang
  • Yong Cheng
  • Bote Zhao
  • Shuge Dai
  • Hong-Hui Wu
  • Dong Ding
  • Yuping Wu
  • Meilin Liu
  • Ming-Sheng Wang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-33
Journal / PublicationNano Energy
Volume57
Online published8 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

Abstract

Anion and cation substitution is an effective way in modulating electrochemical properties of electrode materials to achieve enhanced performance. Herein, we report our finding in the fabrication of advanced binder-free supercapacitor electrodes of hierarchical anion- (phosphorus-) and cation- (zinc- and nickel-) substituted cobalt oxides (denoted as ZnNiCo-P) architectures assembled from nanosheets grown directly on Ni foam. In contrast to the reference Co-P systems, the as-prepared electrode manifests a markedly improved electrochemical performance with a high specific capacity of ~ 958 C g−1 at 1 A g−1 and an outstanding rate capability (787 C g−1 at 20 A g−1) due to its compositional and structural advantages. Density functional theory calculations confirm that the Co species partially replaced by Zn/Ni and O species by P can simultaneously improve the charge transfer behavior and facilitate the OH- adsorption and deprotonation/protonation reaction process. Moreover, an aqueous hybrid supercapacitor based on self-supported ZnNiCo-P nanosheet electrode demonstrates a high energy density of 60.1 Wh kg−1 at a power density of 960 W kg−1, along with a superior cycling performance (89% of initial specific capacitance after 8000 cycles at 10 A g−1 is retained). These findings offer insights into the rational design of transition metal compounds with multi-components and favorable architectures by manipulating the cations and anions of metal compounds for high-performance supercapacitors.

Research Area(s)

  • Anion and cation substitution, DFT calculations, Hierarchical architecture, Hybrid supercapacitors, ZnNiCo phosphide nanosheets

Citation Format(s)

Anion and cation substitution in transition-metal oxides nanosheets for high-performance hybrid supercapacitors. / Li, Jinghua; Liu, Zaichun; Zhang, Qiaobao; Cheng, Yong; Zhao, Bote; Dai, Shuge; Wu, Hong-Hui; Zhang, Kaili; Ding, Dong; Wu, Yuping; Liu, Meilin; Wang, Ming-Sheng.

In: Nano Energy, Vol. 57, 03.2019, p. 22-33.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review