Chemical Research in Chinese Universities

, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 882–886 | Cite as

One Step Hydrothermal Synthesis of Flower-shaped Co3O4 Nanorods on Nickel Foam as Supercapacitor Materials and Their Excellent Electrochemical Performance

  • Chen Wang
  • Yanshuang MengEmail author
  • Lei Wang
  • Fuliang Zhu
  • Yue ZhangEmail author


Flower-shaped Co3O4 nanorods directly grown on nickel foam(Co3O4/NF) were prepared by one step hydrothermal method at low temperature. Co3O4 nanorods are directly connected with the nickel foam, and no binder is needed as an additive, so the Co3O4/NF electrode has good electrical conductivity. This flower-shaped structure makes larger surface area of Co3O4 nanorods that exposes to the electrolyte, thus promoting the redox reaction. The Co3O4/NF electrode shows a high specific capacitance of 2005.34 F/g at the current density of 0.5 A/g and a high capacitance retention of 98.0% after 5000 cycles. The high superior capacitive performance with high specific capacitance and the excellent cyclic performance indicate that the one step hydrothermal method has great potential application in supercapacitors.


Supercapacitor Co3O4/NF Hydrothermal Nanorod 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringLanzhou University of TechnologyLanzhouP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringTexas A&M University-KingsvilleKingsvilleUSA
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Advanced Processing and Recycling of Non-ferrous MetalsLanzhouP. R. China

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