Mesoporous Gd2O3/NiS2 microspheres: a novel electrode for energy storage applications

  • S. Dhanalakshmi
  • A. Mathi Vathani
  • V. Muthuraj
  • N. Prithivikumaran
  • S. KaruthapandianEmail author


Development of novel Faradic electrode with excellent rate capability and long-lasting characteristics determines the performance of supercapacitor (SC) in current scenario. Rare-earth metal oxides have received considerable attention in SC domain with high volumetric energy density and capacitive performance. In this context, we have fabricated gadolinia/nickel sulphide nanocomposite via simple chemistry approach followed by two step hydrothermal method. Especially, the gadolinia/nickel sulphide nanocomposite synthesized in the current study offers high specific capacitance (354 F g−1 at a constant current density of 0.5 A g−1), low charge transfer resistance (6.37 Ω) and outstanding cycle life (1.3% loss capacitance loss even after 5000 continuous charge/discharge cycles). Such enduring energy characteristics of gadolinia based nanocomposite will create a huge impact in the future energy storage systems


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry V. H. N. Senthikumara Nadar College (Autonomous)VirudhunagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsV. H. N. Senthikumara Nadar College (Autonomous)VirudhunagarIndia

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