, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 697–705 | Cite as

Synthesis of hollow NiO nanostructures and their application for supercapacitor electrode

  • Xiaoshuang Wang
  • Ling ChenEmail author
  • Fei Li
  • Shuoqing Zhang
  • Xiangcheng Chen
  • Juanjuan Yin
Original Paper


Hollow NiO nanostructures were fabricated by calcining Ni(OH)2 precursors built on the basis of Cu2O templates. The structures and morphology of the products were characterized using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. As the temperature rose from 250 to 550 °C, the products showed stable cubic structures with the lengths about 600 nm of a side at first, then some products deformed into cylinders and debris is generated, and the NiO nanostructures collapsed at 550 °C. Electrochemical test results from cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and galvanostatic charging–discharging demonstrated that the sample synthesized at 450 °C showed better electrochemical properties. The hollow NiO nanostructures obtained at 450 °C delivered a capacitance of 1200 F g−1 at 1 A g−1 and displayed good rate capability with a large capacitance of 1010 F g−1 at 5 A g−1. After improving the cycle stability, it will exhibit a more admirable prospect of application.


Nickel oxide Nanostructures Pseudocapacitor Specific capacitance 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoshuang Wang
    • 1
  • Ling Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fei Li
    • 1
  • Shuoqing Zhang
    • 1
  • Xiangcheng Chen
    • 1
  • Juanjuan Yin
    • 1
  1. 1.Hebei Key Laboratory of Applied Chemistry, College of Environmental and Chemical EngineeringYanshan UniversityQinhuangdaoChina

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