Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 17, pp 14567–14573 | Cite as

Electrochemical grown cobalt hydroxide three-dimensional nanostructures on Ni foam as high performance supercapacitor electrode material

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


A macro-porous 3D nanostructure of beta phase of cobalt hydroxide is successfully electrodeposited on nickel foam from 0.005 M cobalt nitrate aqueous bath at constant current (CC) mode without adding any additive. Microstructure, crystal phase and surface morphology of the deposited cobalt hydroxide on Ni foam are physically determined through X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis and field-emission scanning electron (FE-SEM) microscopy. The results indicate that a pure β-Co(OH)2 phase with interconnected 3D network structure has been fabricated. Application of the fabricated β-Co(OH)2/Ni foam as supercapacitor electrode is studied using electrochemical tests of cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge–discharge and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. A specific capacitance and cycle life of 987 F g−1 and 94.4% were observed for the fabricated electrode. The obtained data confirmed excellent electrochemical performance of the cobalt hydroxide nanostructure deposited onto Ni foam.


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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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