, Volume 23, Issue 11, pp 3249–3254 | Cite as

Large-scale production of Cu3P nanocrystals for ultrahigh-rate supercapacitor

  • Yuhong Jin
  • Chenchen Zhao
  • Yu Wang
  • Qianlei Jiang
  • Changwei Ji
  • Mengqiu Jia
Short Communication


The fast development of supercapacitors inspires a growing interest in inexpensive super-capacitive electrode material with high performance. Herein, we develop a Rone step method for preparing Cu3P nanocrystals by direct low-temperature phosphorization treatment of commercial copper powder. As a super-capacitive electrode material, for the first time, Cu3P nanocrystals exhibit outstanding electrochemical rate performance (318.5 F g−1 at 400 mV s−1; 169.2 F g−1 at 50 A g−1) and excellent cycling stability with no loss of specific capacitance at 10 A g−1 for 10,000 cycles. The presented synthesis method opens up a facile and large-scale approach to explore high-performance and low-cost Cu3P electrodes for supercapacitors.


Cu3Nanocrystalline materials Ultrahigh-rate Energy storage and conversion 



We thank the Science and Technology Program of Beijing Municipal Education Commission (SQKM201710005007) and Basic Research Foundation of Beijing University of Technology (105000546317500).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuhong Jin
    • 1
  • Chenchen Zhao
    • 1
  • Yu Wang
    • 2
  • Qianlei Jiang
    • 1
  • Changwei Ji
    • 1
    • 3
  • Mengqiu Jia
    • 2
  1. 1.Beijing Guyue New Materials Research InstituteBeijing University of TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Beijing Key Laboratory of Electrochemical Process and Technology for MaterialsBeijing University of Chemical TechnologyBeijingChina
  3. 3.College of Environmental and Energy EngineeringBeijing University of TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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