Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp 1711–1716 | Cite as

High-throughput microwave synthesis and characterization of NiO nanoplates for supercapacitor devices

  • Nathan Behm
  • Dylan Brokaw
  • Colton Overson
  • Derek Peloquin
  • Jordan C. Poler
Article

Abstract

In order to produce economically viable supercapacitor devices for electrical energy storage, low cost, and high throughput methods must be developed. We developed a microwave based synthesis for the formation of β-Ni(OH)2 for the formation of nickel oxide nanoplates. These nanoplates have shown excellent properties as pseudocapacitive devices with high-specific capacitance. Novel to this article is the use of a microwave reactor which enables a growth process of only 10 min in duration as compared to previous reports requiring a 24 h period. The resulting NiO nanoplates were fully characterized by electron microscopy, electron diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, UV–Vis spectroscopy, thermo gravimetric analysis, and surface area and porosity measurements. Nanoplates formed using the microwave reactor is similar to those formed by hydrothermal processes. NiO-single walled carbon nanotube composites were made without any binder and the specific capacitance was measured using charge discharge techniques.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan Behm
    • 1
  • Dylan Brokaw
    • 1
  • Colton Overson
    • 1
  • Derek Peloquin
    • 1
  • Jordan C. Poler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteUSA

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