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Acta Phys. Chim. Sin.  2013, Vol. 29 Issue (07): 1501-1506    DOI: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201304241
Synthesis and Characterization of NiCo2O4 Nanoflower/Activated Carbon Fiber Composite and Its Supercapacitor Properties
WU Hong-Ying, WANG Huan-Wen
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, P. R. China
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In the present work, NiCo2O4 nanowires grown directly on carbon fibers self-organize into a nanoflower morphology. The materials are prepared by hydrothermal treatment and subsequent low-temperature annealing. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) results reveal a hierarchical three-dimensional mesoporous structure, which facilitates ion transport and electronic conduction for fast redox reactions. As a result, the electrode achieves a respectable specific capacitance of 1626 F·g-1 at 1 A·g-1 and high rate capability (65% retention at 10 A·g-1), so it shows promise for application in supercapacitors.

Key wordsNiCo2O4      Nanoflower      Hydrothermal treatment      Supercapacitor      Electrode material     
Received: 24 December 2012      Published: 24 April 2013
MSC2000:  O646  

The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20963009, 21163017) and Natural Science Foundation of Gansu Province, China (0803RJA005).

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WU Hong-Ying, WANG Huan-Wen. Synthesis and Characterization of NiCo2O4 Nanoflower/Activated Carbon Fiber Composite and Its Supercapacitor Properties. Acta Phys. Chim. Sin., 2013, 29(07): 1501-1506.

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