Advanced three-dimensional hierarchical Pr6O11@Ni-Co oxides-based core-shell electrodes for supercapacitance application

Nan Chen, Adnan Younis, Shihao Huang, Dewei Chu, Sean Li

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)


A facile solvothermal method is used to fabricate hierarchical core-shell nanostructures based on praseodymium, nickel and cobalt oxides supported on nickel foam. The Pr6O11 nanoparticles were first grown on the nickel foam and then utilized as a backbone for anchoring NiO, Co3O4 and NiCo2O4 nanostructures to form a core-shell structure. The core-shell electrodes exhibit superior electrochemical performance than single Pr6O11 nanoparticles electrodes. A superior specific capacitance of 1635 F/g at a current density of 0.5 mA/cm2 with good cycling stability was obtained for the Pr6O11@NiCo2O4 electrode. Moreover, a solid-state supercapacitor was fabricated by assembling Pr6O11@NiCo2O4 electrodes using KOH/PVA as the solid electrolyte. The as-prepared solid-state device demonstrated impressive energy density of 6.6 W h/kg and a power density of 150 W/kg. This optimal performance could be attributed to the high conductive nickel foam current collector and synergistic effects generated from the core-shell architecture of NiCo2O4 and the Pr6O11 nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)772-778
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Core-shell structure
  • Praseodymium oxide
  • Supercapacitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Advanced three-dimensional hierarchical Pr6O11@Ni-Co oxides-based core-shell electrodes for supercapacitance application'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this