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Enhanced pseudocapacitive performance of SnO2, Zn-SnO2, and Ag-SnO2 nanoparticles

  • B. Saravanakumar
  • S. P. Ramachandran
  • G. Ravi
  • V. Ganesh
  • S. Ravichandran
  • P. Muthu Mareeswaran
  • R. Yuvakkumar
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Abstract

Metal-doped tin oxide is gathering interest in the field of energy storage and power supply devices, particularly in supercapacitors applications. In the present study, we adopt a hydrothermal method to synthesis SnO2, Zn-SnO2, Ag-SnO2 nanoparticles at suitable conditions of temperature, pH, reaction time, and capping agents (CTAB). SnO2, Zn-SnO2, Ag-SnO2 nanoparticles were synthesized at 160 °C for 12 h and characterized by employing X-ray Diffraction to confirm the regular crystalline formation with tetragonal structure. Initial analyses by employing CV and GCD results exhibited specific capacitance of 308.2 Ag−1 for Ag-SnO2 nanoparticles at current density 0.5 A/g and can be considered as suitable candidate as positive electrode for supercapacitor device applications.

Keywords

Hydrothermal CTAB Zn-SnO2 Ag-SnO2 Supercapacitors 

Notes

Funding information

This work was supported by UGC Start-Up Research Grant No. F.30-326/2016 (BSR).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Saravanakumar
    • 1
  • S. P. Ramachandran
    • 1
  • G. Ravi
    • 1
  • V. Ganesh
    • 2
  • S. Ravichandran
    • 3
  • P. Muthu Mareeswaran
    • 4
  • R. Yuvakkumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanomaterials Laboratory, Department of PhysicsAlagappa UniversityKaraikudiIndia
  2. 2.Electrodics and Electrocatalysis (EEC) DivisionCSIR–Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR–CECRI)KaraikudiIndia
  3. 3.Electro Inorganic DivisionCSIR–Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR–CECRI)KaraikudiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Industrial ChemistryAlagappa UniversityKaraikudiIndia

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