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, Volume 24, Issue 10, pp 3227–3235 | Cite as

Plumage-like MnO2@NiCo2O4 core–shell architectures for high-efficiency energy storage: the synergistic effect of ultralong MnO2 “scaffold” and ultrathin NiCo2O4 “fluff”

  • Li Su
  • Liyin Hou
  • Shuanlong Di
  • Jianning Zhang
  • Xiujuan Qin
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Abstract

Here, we proposed a rational design of a plumage-like MnO2@NiCo2O4 core–shell architecture by a mild hydrothermal and chemical bath deposition method. The hierarchical structure comprises the stable “scaffold” of the MnO2 nanowires and the high-activity “fluff” of ultrathin NiCo2O4 nanosheets. Besides, considering the cost of nickel and cobalt elements, the content of NiCo2O4 was controlled within 50% in our design. The ideal MnO2@NiCo2O4-8h electrode achieved remarkable electrochemical performances with high specific capacity of 618.0 C g−1 at 1 A g−1, outstanding rate capability of 89% from 1 to 10 A g−1, and superior cycling stability of 71% after 5000 cycles. Furthermore, the synergy capacitance was also evaluated to be 360.7 C g−1 with a synergy efficiency of 58%. The smart design is suitable for constructing advanced electrode material for high-performance supercapacitor.

Keywords

MnO2@NiCo2O4 Core–shell Synergy effects Supercapacitor 

Notes

Funding information

We are grateful for the financial support from the Natural Science Foundation of China (51674221, 51704261) and the Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province (B2018203330, B2018203360).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Su
    • 1
    • 2
  • Liyin Hou
    • 1
  • Shuanlong Di
    • 1
  • Jianning Zhang
    • 1
  • Xiujuan Qin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Hebei Key Laboratory of Applied Chemistry, College of Environmental and Chemical EngineeringYanshan UniversityQinhuangdaoChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and TechnologyYanshan UniversityQinhuangdaoChina

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