A Facile Two-Step Hydrothermal Synthesis of Co(OH)2@NiCo2O4 Nanosheet Nanocomposites for Supercapacitor Electrodes

Hammad Mueen Arbi, L. Vijayalakshmi, Yedluri Anil Kumar, Salem Alzahmi, Chandu V.V.Muralee Gopi, Andrivo Rusydi, Ihab M. Obaidat

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Abstract

The composites of NiCo2O4 with unique structures were substantially investigated as promising electrodes. In this study, the unique structured nanosheets anchored on nickel foam (Ni foam) were prepared under the hydrothermal technique of NiCo2O4 and subsequent preparation of Co(OH)2. The Co(OH)2@NiCo2O4 nanosheet composite has demonstrated higher specific capacitances owing to its excellent specific surface region, enhanced rate properties, and outstanding electrical conductivities. Moreover, the electrochemical properties were analyzed in a three-electrode configuration to study the sample material. The as-designed Co(OH)2@NiCo2O4 nanosheet achieves higher specific capacitances of 1308 F·g−1 at 0.5 A·g−1 and notable long cycles with 92.83% capacity retention over 6000 cycles. The Co(OH)2@NiCo2O4 nanosheet electrode exhibits a long life span and high capacitances compared with the NiCo2O4 and Co(OH)2 electrodes, respectively. These outstanding electrochemical properties are mainly because of their porous construction and the synergistic effects between NiCo2O4 and Co(OH)2. Such unique Co(OH)2@NiCo2O4 nanosheets not only display promising applications in renewable storage but also reiterate to scientists of the unlimited potential of high-performance materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1981
JournalNanomaterials
Volume13
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023

Keywords

  • Co(OH)@NiCoO
  • electrochemical performance
  • energy storage
  • hydrothermal route
  • supercapacitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science

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