Electrospun porous NiCo2O4 nanotubes as advanced electrodes for electrochemical capacitors
Cheah, Yan Ling
Teh, Pei Fen
Wong, Chui Ling
Date of Issue2013
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Novel, porous NiCo2O4 nanotubes (NCO-NTs) are prepared by a single-spinneret electrospinning technique followed by calcination in air. The obtained NCO-NTs display a one-dimensional architecture with a porous structure and hollow interiors. The effect of precursor concentration on the morphologies of the products is investigated. Due to their unique structure, the prepared NCO-NT electrode exhibits a high specific capacitance (1647 F g−1 at 1 A g−1), excellent rate capability (77.3 % capacity retention at 25 A g−1), and outstanding cycling stability (6.4 % loss after 3000 cycles), which indicates it has great potential for high-performance electrochemical capacitors. The desirable enhanced capacitive performance of NCO-NTs can be attributed to the relatively large specific surface area of these porous and hollow one-dimensional nanostructures.
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