Frontiers of Materials Science

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 354–360 | Cite as

MoS2/CoS2 composites composed of CoS2 octahedrons and MoS2 nano-flowers for supercapacitor electrode materials

  • Haiyan Li
  • Yucheng Zhao
  • Chang-An Wang
Research Article


In pursuing excellent supercapacitor electrodes, we designed a series of MoS2/CoS2 composites consisting of flower-liked MoS2 and octahedron-shaped CoS2 through a facile one-step hydrothermal method and investigated the electrochemical performance of the samples with various hydrothermal time. Due to the coupling of two metal species and a big amount of well-developed CoS2 and MoS2, the results indicated that the MoS2/CoS2 composites electrodes exhibited the best electrochemical performance with a large specific capacitance of 490 F/g at 2 mV/s or 400 F/g at 10 A/g among all samples as the hydrothermal time reached 48 h (MCS48). Furthermore, the retention of MCS48 is 93.1% after 10000 cycles at 10 A/g, which manifests the excellent cycling stability. The outstanding electrochemical performance of MCS48 indicates that it could be a very promising and novel energy storage material for supercapacitors in the future.


MoS2/CoS2 composites hydrothermal time electrochemical properties supercapacitors 


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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51572145).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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