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An asymmetric supercapacitor based on NiCo2O4 nanosheets as anode and partially reduced graphene oxides/carbon nanotubes as cathode

Ke Yan, Juan Wu, Ying-Ying Wang, Ning-Ning Liu, Ji-Tao Li, Yong-Ping Gao, and Zhi-Qiang Hou

Zhou Kou Normal University, Henan, People’s Republic of China



Abstract: Nickel–cobalt oxide has been given more attention to being used as the supercapacitor's electrode materials due to its two-dimensional layered structure, good electron conductivity, and excellent stability. In this work, NiCo2O4 nanosheets were successfully prepared by the simple solvothermal reaction and the thermal treatment process. Under the three-electrode system, it exhibits a maximum specific capacitance of 978 F/g at 1.5 A/g and good cycle stability. Meanwhile, a freestanding of partially reduced graphene oxides/carbon nanotubes (PRGO/CNTs) film was obtained by the vacuum filter and solvothermal methods, which can provide a wide potential window of − 1 ~ 0 V and a maximum specific capacitance of 236 F/g at 0.5 A/g. Finally, an asymmetric supercapacitor of PRGO/CNTs//NiCo2O4 was assembled, which exhibits good electrochemical performance, such as specific capacitance of 82 F/g at 0.5 A/g, energy density of 18.8 Wh/kg at 0.32 kW/kg, and 99.5% of capacitance retention after 5000 cycles at 5 A/g. This test results reveal that PRGO/CNTs//NiCo2O4 ASC has great potential for practical application in energy storage systems.

Keywords: NiCo2O4 nanosheets ; PRGO/CNTs ; Specific capacitance ; Supercapacitor 

Full paper is available at

DOI: 10.1007/s11696-019-00899-3


Chemical Papers 74 (2) 591–599 (2020)

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