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β-Co(OH)2 Nanosheets: A Superior Pseudocapacitive Electrode for High-Energy Supercapacitors

β-Co(OH)2 Nanosheets: A Superior Pseudocapacitive Electrode for High-Energy Supercapacitors
Qingyu Yan, Mr. Makhan Maharjan, Mani Ulaganathan, Vanchiappan Aravindan, Srinivasan Madhavi
In this work, β-Co(OH)2 nanosheets are explored as efficient pseudocapacitive materials for the fabrication of 1.6 V class high-energy supercapacitors in asymmetric fashion. The as-synthesized β-Co(OH)2 nanosheets displayed an excellent electrochemical performance owing to their unique structure, morphology, and reversible reaction kinetics (fast faradic reaction) in both the three-electrode and asymmetric configuration (with activated carbon, AC). For example, in the three-electrode set-up, β-Co(OH)2 exhibits a high specific capacitance of ∼675 F g−1 at a scan rate of 1 mV s−1. In the asymmetric supercapacitor, the β-Co(OH)2∥AC cell delivers a maximum energy density of 37.3 Wh kg−1 at a power density of 800 W kg−1. Even at harsh conditions (8 kW kg−1), an energy density of 15.64 Wh kg−1 is registered for the β-Co(OH)2∥AC assembly. Such an impressive performance of β-Co(OH)2 nanosheets in the asymmetric configuration reveals the emergence of pseudocapacitive electrodes towards the fabrication of high-energy electrochemical charge storage systems. Sheet power: β-Co(OH)2 nanosheets are used as pseudocapacitive electrodes to fabricate a high-energy and long-life asymmetric supercapacitor with activated carbon in aqueous media.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/asia.201700707

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