Facile hydrothermal synthesis of cobalt stannate (Co2SnO4) nano particles for electrochemical properties

  • V. K. Premkumar
  • G. Sivakumar
  • S. Dinesh
  • S. Barathan


In recent decades, super capacitor is considered to be a prime candidate for the next generation of electrochemical applications. In the present work, nano structured pure Co2SnO4 nanoparticles (Co2SnO4 NPs) were successfully synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method using sodium hydroxide as a mineralizer. This synthesized product calcinated at 900 °C was used to the formation of cubic structured Co2SnO4 NPs, which is confirmed through TG/DT analysis. Crystalline phase and the mean crystalline size of the Co2SnO4 NPs were evaluated from the XRD study. Surface morphology of Co2SnO4 NPs was confirmed by FE-SEM and HRTEM analysis. Hydrodynamic size distribution and surface potential were measured by using dynamic light scattering. From the FT-IR study, the presences of Co–O and Sn–O vibrations were identified. Cyclic voltammetry measurement, the specific capacitance value was calculated as 596 F g−1 at a scan rate 2 mV s−1 for Co2SnO4 NPs which paves way for the super capacitor applications.


Specific Capacitance Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope Electrochemical Performance High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope Dynamic Light Scattering Measurement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. K. Premkumar
    • 1
  • G. Sivakumar
    • 2
  • S. Dinesh
    • 1
  • S. Barathan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsAnnamalai UniversityChidambaramIndia
  2. 2.CISL, Department of PhysicsAnnamalai UniversityChidambaramIndia

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