Electrodeposited nickel aluminum-layered double hydroxide on Co3O4 as binder-free electrode for supercapacitor

  • Xin Chen
  • Heng Yuzhi
  • Li Hui
  • Sungchul Bae
  • Li Ang
  • Zhen Wang
  • Kwan San Hui
  • Kwun Nam Hui
  • Erfan Zal Nezhad


Here, we report a heterostructured core–shell electrode consists of cobalt oxide (Co3O4) nanowire core and nickel aluminum (NiAl)-layered double hydroxide (NiAl-LDH; herein Co3O4@LDH) nanosheet shell grown on nickel foam as advanced electrode for supercapacitor. Benefiting from the core–shell configuration and smart hybridization, the optimized Co3O4@LDH core–shell electrode exhibits a high capacitance of 2011 F g−1 at 2 A g−1 and remains 1455 F g−1 at 40 A g−1, which outperforms the electrochemical performance of individual component of Co3O4 (720 F g−1 at 2 A g−1). A hybrid supercapacitor using Co3O4@LDH as positive electrode and carbon nanotube as negative electrode delivers an energy density of 18.1 Wh kg−1 at a power density of 375 kW kg−1 at a current density of 0.5 A g−1. Smart hybridization of core–shell electrode shows great promise as advanced electrode materials for supercapacitor with high electrochemical performance.



We acknowledge Hanyang University’s financial support through the Young Faculty Forum Fund (Number 201600000001555). This work was supported by the Science and Technology Development Fund of the Macau SAR (FDCT098/2015/A3 and FDCT191/2017/A3), the Multi-Year Research Grants (MYRG2017-00216-FST and MYRG2018-00192-IAPME) from the Research Services and Knowledge Transfer Office at the University of Macau, and the UEA funding.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Convergence EngineeringHanyang UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringHanyang UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Engineering, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK
  4. 4.Institute of Applied Physics and Materials EngineeringUniversity of MacauTaipaChina
  5. 5.Division of Architectural EngineeringHanyang UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  6. 6.Materials and Structural Analysis DivisionThermo Fisher Scientific, International BioislandGuangzhouChina

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