Low temperature reduction of graphene oxide film by ammonia solution and its application for high-performance supercapacitors

  • Yingfang Zhu
  • Haifu HuangEmail author
  • Wenzheng Zhou
  • Guangxu Li
  • Xianqing Liang
  • Jin GuoEmail author
  • Shaolong Tang


Here we demonstrate that graphene oxide (GO) film on Ni foam can be doped with nitrogen atoms and reduced directly at a lower temperature of 90 °C using ammonia solution as reducing agent and nitrogen source. The reduction and nitrogen doping of GO occur simultaneously when GO film on Ni foam is immersed into ammonia solution. The nitrogen doping can be realised and the content of N in graphene film turns out to be rather good as high as 3.60%. When used as binder-free electrode, the resulting graphene film on Ni foam delivers a gravimetric capacitance of 230 F g−1. It also exhibites relatively an outstanding rate capability of 164 F g−1 at 83.3 A g−1 and better cycle stability that capacitance retention maintains at 96.7% of its initial capacitance capacitance after 2000 cycles. The method also provides a universal route for preparing a binder-free graphene-based electrode.


Graphene Oxide Reduce Graphene Oxide Nitrogen Doping High Rate Capability Cyclic Voltammetry Curve 
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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 515710065 and 61264006), the Natural Science Foundation of Guangxi (Grant No. 2013GXNSFGA019007), and the Key Laboratory of Guangxi for Nonferrous Metals and Materials Processing Technology (Grant No. 12-A-01-07).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yingfang Zhu
    • 1
  • Haifu Huang
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Wenzheng Zhou
    • 1
    • 3
  • Guangxu Li
    • 1
    • 3
  • Xianqing Liang
    • 1
    • 3
  • Jin Guo
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Shaolong Tang
    • 2
  1. 1.Guangxi Key Laboratory for Relativistic Astrophysics, Guangxi Colleges and Universities Key Laboratory of Novel Energy Materials and Related Technology, College of Physics Science and TechnologyGuangxi UniversityNanningPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Nanjing National Laboratory of Microstructures and Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Nanotechnology, Department of PhysicsNanjing UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Guangxi Collaborative Innovation Center of Structure and Property for New Energy and Materials, School of Material Science and EngineeringGuilin University of Electronic TechnologyGuilinPeople’s Republic of China

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