The Plate-Like Hexagonal Ni-Fe-Sr Layered Double Hydroxides as Advanced Electrodes for Electrochemical Energy Storage

  • Yunpeng Jiao
  • Yinghui HanEmail author
  • Yiheng Pang
  • Junxiu Zhou
  • Xiaohan Qi
  • Yunpeng Liu


Some kinds of the plate-like hexagonal layered double complex hydroxides (named Ni-Fe-Sr-LDHs) materials were prepared for energy storage electrodes in this work. It showed good properties with energy densities and cycle life through the electrochemical tests. At 1 A g−1 current density, the specific capacitance of the electrode reached 311.02 F g−1 when the electrolyte was 6 M LiOH. In the long cycle test, the capacitance retention of the electrode maintained at 73.16% after 2000 cycles (current density: 1 A g−1). The morphologies of Ni-Fe-Sr-LDHs were characterized via the scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscopy and x-ray powder diffraction. The prepared layered double hydroxides were further optimized by doping carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The optimal weight ratio of Ni-Fe-Sr-LDHs to CNTs was 3:1. The specific capacitance in the measurement of galvanostatic charge–discharge increased to 438.74 F g−1, and the stability of long-term cycling was raised to 77.45%. These results indicated that Ni-Fe-Sr-LDHs combined with CNTs would be an ideal electrode material for practical energy storage.

Graphic Abstract


Energy storage electrode material electrochemical layered double hydroxide optimization 


A g−1

Current density


Squared centimeter


Carbon nanotubes


Cyclic voltammetry


Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

F g−1

Average specific capacitance


Galvanostatic charge–discharge




Layered double hydroxides


Lithium hydroxide









mV s−1

Cyclic voltammogram




Transfer resistances




Saturated calomel electrode


Scanning electron microscope


Transmission electron microscope


X-ray diffraction


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This research was supported by the National Key R&D Plan (No. 2017YFC0210202-1) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (No. 2015ZZD3).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yunpeng Jiao
    • 1
  • Yinghui Han
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yiheng Pang
    • 3
  • Junxiu Zhou
    • 1
  • Xiaohan Qi
    • 2
  • Yunpeng Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and PhysicsNorth China Electric Power UniversityBaodingChina
  2. 2.Hebei Key Laboratory of Distributed Energy Storage and Micro-gridNorth China Electric Power UniversityBaodingChina
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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