, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 655–664 | Cite as

Facile and cost-effective synthesis of flower-like RGO/Fe3O4 nanocomposites with ultra-long cycling stability for supercapacitors

  • P. Rosaiah
  • Jinghui Zhu
  • O. M. Hussain
  • Yejun QiuEmail author
Original Paper


The RGO/Fe3O4 nanocomposites were synthesized by an easy and cost-effective graphenothermal process during which GO and Fe2O3 were reduced to RGO and Fe3O4, thus forming the RGO/Fe3O4 nanocomposite. This material possesses high specific surface area of 141.3 m2 g−1 and average pore diameter of 5.8 nm. The RGO/Fe3O4 nanocomposites showed excellent electrochemical performance in supercapacitors (SCs). As a SC electrode, it exhibited an excellent specific capacitance (Cs) of 498 F g−1 at a scan rate of 10 mV s−1 and maintained 98.7% of capacitance retention at 500 mV s−1 over 5000 cycles. Moreover, it exhibited 94% of capacitance retention over 10,000 cycles at a current density of 3 A g−1. So, the developed RGO/Fe3O4 nanocomposite materials here hold high potential for energy storage applications.


Reduced graphene oxide Fe3O4 Graphenothermal reduction Supercapacitors 


Funding information

The work was financially supported by the Shenzhen Bureau of Science, Technology and Innovation Commission JCYJ20160525163956782 and JCYJ 20170811154527927.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Rosaiah
    • 1
  • Jinghui Zhu
    • 1
  • O. M. Hussain
    • 2
  • Yejun Qiu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Shenzhen Engineering Lab of Flexible Transparent Conductive Films, Department of Materials Science and EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyShenzhenChina
  2. 2.Thin Film Laboratory, Department of PhysicsSri Venkateswara UniversityTirupatiIndia

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