Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 17, pp 14378–14386 | Cite as

Cobalt hydroxide hexagonal nanoplates anchored on functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for supercapacitor applications: one-pot electrochemical fabrication of high performance nanocomposite

  • Mustafa AghazadehEmail author
  • Isa KarimzadehEmail author
  • Ali Ahmadi
  • Mohammad Reza Ganjali
  • Parviz Norouzi


β-Co(OH)2/CNTs nanocomposite was prepared through a facile electrodeposition method onto stainless steel grid, and its charge storage capacity in supercapacitor applications was studied. The co-deposition of cobalt hydroxide/CNTs was carried out, for the first time, from a CNTs–COOH dispersed aqueous electrolyte containing 0.005M CoCl2. The simple deposition parameters were used, which included direct current mode (10 mA cm−2) at RT conditions. The characterization techniques of XRD, IR, FE-SEM, BET and TEM proved the deposition of crystalline β-Co(OH)2 hexagonal nanoplates grown onto electrophoretically deposited CNTs on the cathode surface. BET test indicated that the high surface area of 144.8 m2 g−1 with micro-porous surface for the fabricated composite. The GCD tests showed excellent charge storage behavior with delivering specific capacitances as high as 1287 F g−1 (0.5 A g−1), 1124 F g−1 (1 A g−1), 956 F g−1 (2 A g−1), 834 F g−1 (3 A g−1), 712 F g−1 (5 A g−1) and 573 F g−1 (10 A g−1) and capacity decay of 10.6% during 5000 cycles.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Materials and Nuclear Research SchoolNuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI)TehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Central Tehran BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  3. 3.Center of Excellence in Electrochemistry, Faculty of ChemistryUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  4. 4.Biosensor Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Molecular-Cellular Sciences InstituteTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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