Boosting the energy density of highly efficient flexible hybrid supercapacitors via selective integration of hierarchical nanostructured energy materials

Anil Kumar Yedluri, Sambasivam Sangaraju, Shamim Hira Ahmed, Zeb Kamran, Uddin Waqar, Krishna T.N.V., Kulurumotlakatla Kumar Dasha, M. Obaidat Ihab, Kim Hee-Je

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Abstract

A preeminent technique to boost the energy density of flexible hybrid supercapacitor (FHSCs) is to develop unique, extremely efficient, and smart positive and negative current collectors with hierarchical nanoarchitectures integration of various electroactive materials. Herein, we present a facile and flexible approach towards the synthesis of selective integration of hierarchical leaflet-like Ni(OH)2 nanoflake arrays with ZnO–ZnCo2O4 nanowire arrays (Ni(OH)2 NFAs@ZnO–ZnCo2O4 NWAs) on Ni foam mesh for ultrahigh-capability electrodes. The innovative strategy results in hierarchical architecture with highly altered electronic nanostructure, which not only enhances the specific surface area but also provides ultrafast transportations between ions and electrons. Under electrochemical conditions, the battery-type materials of the hierarchical leaflet-like Ni(OH)2 NFAs@ZnO–ZnCo2O4 NWAs electrodes show ultrahigh specific capacity of 237.7 mA h g−1 at 2 A g−1; this value is 2.16, 1.53 and 1.30 times than those of ZnO–ZnCo2O4 NWAs, CoO NFAs@ZnO–ZnCo2O4 NWAs and ZnO NFAs@ZnO–ZnCo2O4 NWAs electrodes, respectively. Most importantly, in flexible assembly, the Ni(OH)2 NFAs@ZnO–ZnCo2O4 NWAs//Fe2O3@NF NFAs FHSCs device delivers an ultrahigh energy density of 80.10 W h kg−1 a superior life-spam performance, and retention around 98.2% of initial capacity after 5000 cycles. The new innovative strategy could be very promising for future flexible electronics devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number137318
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Volume364
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 20 2020

Keywords

  • Energy storage device
  • FeO@NF NFAs
  • Highly efficient FHSCs device
  • Multicomponent battery-type nanostructured composite
  • Ni(OH) NFAs@ZnO–ZnCoO NWAs
  • Supercapacitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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