Formation of hollow-cubic Ni(OH)2/CuS2 nanocomposite via sacrificial template method for high performance supercapacitors

Abstract

Metal hydroxide serving as a promising electrode material for the supercapacitors, has attracted considerable interests in the area of energy storage. However, the low cycling stability and electrical conductivity restrict its further application. Here, a kind of hollow-cubic Ni(OH)2/CuS2 with excellent electrochemical performance has been prepared via a facile one-step sacrificial template method. The obtained Ni(OH)2/CuS2 shows an outstanding specific capacitance of 1174 F g−1 at 1 A g−1 with 73.9% retention after 2000 charge–discharge cycles. Furthermore, the assembled asymmetric supercapacitors based on hollow-cubic Ni(OH)2/CuS2 nanocomposite and reduced graphene oxide (RGO) exhibits a high specific energy density of 27.8 Wh kg−1 at the power density of 390 W kg−1.

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The authors would like to acknowledge the support by the National Key R&D Program of China (2018YFB2001200) and the Open Sharing Fund for the Large-scale Instruments and Equipments of CUMT(DYGX-015).

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Wang, S., Wang, J., Ji, X. et al. Formation of hollow-cubic Ni(OH)2/CuS2 nanocomposite via sacrificial template method for high performance supercapacitors. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 31, 10489–10498 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-020-03597-z

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