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Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 44, Issue 6, pp 735–740 | Cite as

Controllable growth of Bi2O3 with rod-like structures via the surfactants and its electrochemical properties

  • Hong Su
  • Shuiliang Cao
  • Nannan Xia
  • Xiangjin Huang
  • Jing Yan
  • Quanying Liang
  • Dingsheng Yuan
Research Article

Abstract

This paper reports a systematic study of the synthesis of rod-like Bi2O3 via a facile one-step precipitation method with the addition of different surfactants. The formation mechanisms for the surfactants assisted chemical precipitation method of rod-like Bi2O3 have been briefly discussed. The electrochemical measurement shows the Bi2O3 prepared by using P123 as surfactant exhibits the largest specific capacitance of 1,350 F g−1 at current density of 0.1 A g−1 as well as superior rate capability and excellent cycle stability. The scalable syntheses and prominent capacitive properties of this material suggest its potential applications in energy storage.

Keywords

Rod-like Bi2O3 Surfactants Specific capacitance Energy storage 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors wish to acknowledge financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21031001 and 21376105) and 44th Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong Su
    • 1
  • Shuiliang Cao
    • 2
  • Nannan Xia
    • 3
  • Xiangjin Huang
    • 3
  • Jing Yan
    • 3
  • Quanying Liang
    • 3
  • Dingsheng Yuan
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Hydrobiology, Engineering Research Center of Tropical and Subtropical Aquatic Ecological Engineering, Ministry of EducationJinan UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Center of Analysis and TestingJinan UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryJinan UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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