Electrodeposition of Manganese-Nickel-Cobalt Sulfides on Reduced Graphene Oxide/Nickel Foam for High-Performance Asymmetric Supercapacitors

  • Uwamahoro Evariste
  • Guohua JiangEmail author
  • Bo Yu
  • Yongkun Liu
  • Pianpian MaEmail author


Ternary metal sulfides are potential and attractive materials for supercapacitors. Manganese-nickel-cobalt ternary sulfide (MNCS) nanosheets deposited on reduced graphene oxide/nickel foam (rGO/NF) have been synthesized via a simple electrochemical approach. The obtained ternary metal sulfide (MNCS@rGO/NF) showed better electrochemical performance than corresponding bimetal nickel-cobalt sulfides on reduced graphene oxide/nickel foam (NCS@rGO/NF), which can be attributed to the addition of manganese to increase the oxidation state in the electrodes. The MNCS@rGO/NF electrode material achieved a significant specific capacitance of 1302 F g−1 at 0.5 A g−1, with good rate performance and cyclic stability. In addition, asymmetric supercapacitor devices using the MNCS@rGO/NF and rGO/NF as positive and negative electrodes were fabricated, delivering high energy density of 103.62 Wh kg−1 at power density of 562.47 W kg−1 and 39.93 Wh kg−1 at power density of 1514.78 W kg−1.


Ternary metal sulfides electrochemical asymmetric supercapacitor energy storage 


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This work was financially supported by the Collaborative Innovation Center for Modern Textile Technology of Zhejiang Province (2011-Program No. 20160202) and ‘‘521 Talents Training Plan’’ in Zhejiang Sci-Tech University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Engineering Laboratory for Textile Fiber Materials and Processing Technology (Zhejiang)HangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Materials and Manufacturing Technology (ATMT)Ministry of EducationHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Institute of Smart Fiber MaterialsZhejiang Sci-Tech UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Department of Polymer EngineeringZhejiang Sci-Tech UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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