Glycerol-mediated synthesis of copper-doped zinc sulfide with ultrathin nanoflakes for flexible energy electrode materials

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Author(s)

  • Nadir Abbas
  • Irum Shaheen
  • Charmaine Lamiel
  • Anjum Qureshi
  • Javed H. Niazi
  • Muhammad Imran
  • Mohd Zahid Ansari

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Original languageEnglish
Article number165701
Journal / PublicationJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume919
Online published1 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2022

Abstract

Zinc sulfide (ZnS) semiconducting material possesses excellent chemical stability and efficient electrochemical properties. However, the structure of nanomaterials is highly important and crucial in achieving the desired supercapacitor (SC) performance. In this study, we prepared copper-doped zinc sulfide (Cu-ZnS) using glycerol as a co-solvent. The glycerol-mediated synthesis of Cu-ZnS resulted in nanoflake arrays with ultrathin and interconnected networks. The electrochemical performance of fabricated Cu-ZnS electrode was investigated in a three-electrode system. The Cu-ZnS electrode exhibited a high specific capacity of 297 C/g equivalent to 743 F/g at 1 A g−1. Likewise, high capacity retention of 93.9 % and coulombic efficiency of 97.5 % were achieved after 5000 continuous charge-discharge cycles. The overall findings in this study revealed the superior electrochemical performance of the Cu-ZnS as an effective electrode.

Research Area(s)

  • Cu-doped, Electrochemical, Nanoflakes, Supercapacitors, Zinc sulfide

Citation Format(s)

Glycerol-mediated synthesis of copper-doped zinc sulfide with ultrathin nanoflakes for flexible energy electrode materials. / Abbas, Nadir; Shaheen, Irum; Hussain, Iftikhar; Lamiel, Charmaine; Ahmad, Muhammad; Ma, Xiaoxia; Qureshi, Anjum; Niazi, Javed H.; Imran, Muhammad; Ansari, Mohd Zahid; Zhang, Kaili.

In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 919, 165701, 25.10.2022.

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