One-step synthesis of nickel cobalt sulfide nanostructure for high-performance supercapacitor

  • Jibo JiangEmail author
  • Yaoxin Sun
  • Yukai Chen
  • Xiaomin Hu
  • Liying Zhu
  • Haotian Chen
  • Sheng HanEmail author
Energy materials


Bimetallic sulfides are widely used in supercapacitor electrode materials. However, the sample preparation is usually complicated, and the followed performance is not very desirable generally. In this work, we report a one-step solvothermal method to synthesize Ni–Co–SX nanostructure which stacked into a pine cone structure. Noticeably, the optimized Ni–Co–S4 exhibited a high specific capacitance of 2215 F g−1 at a current density of 0.5 A g−1 and the capacitor retention rate is close to 90.16% after 10,000 cycles, which indicates that the cycle performance is superior. Moreover, Ni–Co–S4 can be used as the anode material coupled with cathodic activated carbon to assemble a high-performance asymmetric supercapacitor, revealing a high energy density of 36.6 Wh kg−1, a highest power density of 8.5 kW kg−1 with a capacitance retention of 85.06% after 10,000 cycles and an ability of lighting an LED for up to 15 min. The findings have implications to the design and control of the electrode materials for energy storage with high performance.



This work was supported by the Shanghai Excellent Technology Leaders Program (Project Number 17XD1424900), Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality Project (Project Number 18090503800) and Shanghai Association for Science and Technology Achievements Transformation Alliance Program (Project Number LM201822).

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  1. 1.School of Chemical and Environmental EngineeringShanghai Institute of TechnologyShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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