Self-supported 3D layered zinc/nickel metal-organic-framework with enhanced performance for supercapacitors

  • Xiaolong Zhang
  • Yanwei Sui
  • Fuxiang Wei
  • Jiqiu Qi
  • Qingkun Meng
  • Yaojian Ren
  • Yezeng HeEmail author


Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been used as a novel electrode material in terms of energy storage and conversion, owning to their stable porous architectures and exceptionally specific surface area. In this study, we have synthesized Ni-MOF and bimetallic Zn/Ni-MOF via a facile one-step hydrothermal method. Comparing with the pure Ni-MOF, the as-prepared Zn/Ni-MOF exhibits a superior energy storage capacity (878 F g−1 at 1 A g−1), better rate performance (536 F g−1 at 10 A g−1) and cycling stability (72% retention over 2500 charge/discharge cycles). In addition, the assembled asymmetric supercapacitor based on the Zn/Ni-MOF-1/NF//RGO shows a remarkable supercapacitive performance with the energy density of 30.51 Wh kg−1 at the power density of 800 W kg−1, and a superior cycling stability of 80.3% retention over 5000 cycles.



The authors would like to acknowledge the support by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. 2019XKQYMS01).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringChina University of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.The Jiangsu Province Engineering Laboratory of High Efficient Energy Storage Technology and EquipmentXuzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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