High-performance hybrid supercapacitors based on self-supported 3D ultrathin porous quaternary Zn-Ni-Al-Co oxide nanosheets

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Author(s)

  • Qiaobao Zhang
  • Bote Zhao
  • Jiexi Wang
  • Chong Qu
  • Haibin Sun
  • Meilin Liu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-485
Journal / PublicationNano Energy
Volume28
Online published31 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

Abstract

Mixed transition metal oxides with hierarchical, porous structures, constructed from interconnected nano-building blocks, are considered promising positive electrodes for high-performance hybrid supercapacitors. Here we report our findings in design, fabrication, and characterization of 3D hierarchical, porous quaternary zinc-nickel-aluminum-cobalt oxide (ZNACO) architectures assembled from well-aligned nanosheets grown directly on nickel foam using a facile and scalable chemical bath deposition process followed by calcination. When tested as a binder-free electrode in a 3-electrode configuration, the ZNACO display high specific capacity (839.2 C g−1 at 1 A g−1) and outstanding rate capability (~82% capacity retention from 1 A g−1 to 20 A g−1), superior to those of binary-component NiCo2O4 and ZnCo2O4 as well as single-component Co3O4 electrode. More remarkably, a hybrid supercapacitor consisting of an as-fabricated ZNACO positive electrode and an activated carbon negative electrode exhibits a high energy density of 72.4 Wh kg−1 at a power density of 533 W kg−1 while maintaining excellent cycling stability (~90% capacitance retention after 10,000 cycles at 10 A g−1), demonstrating a promising potential for development of high-performance hybrid supercapacitors. Further, the unique electrode architecture is also applicable to other electrochemical systems such as batteries, fuel cells, and membrane reactors.

Research Area(s)

  • Hybrid supercapacitors, Oxide nanosheet, Porous electrode, Three-dimensional structures, Transition metal oxides

Citation Format(s)

High-performance hybrid supercapacitors based on self-supported 3D ultrathin porous quaternary Zn-Ni-Al-Co oxide nanosheets. / Zhang, Qiaobao; Zhao, Bote; Wang, Jiexi; Qu, Chong; Sun, Haibin; Zhang, Kaili; Liu, Meilin.

In: Nano Energy, Vol. 28, 10.2016, p. 475-485.

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