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A comparative study of supercapacitive performances of nickel cobalt layered double hydroxides coated on ZnO nanostructured arrays on textile fibre as electrodes for wearable energy storage devices

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Abstract

We demonstrated an efficient method for the fabrication of novel, flexible electrodes based on ZnO nanoflakes and nickel–cobalt layered double hydroxides (denoted as ZnONF/NiCoLDH) as a core–shell nanostructure on textile substrates for wearable energy storage devices. NiCoLDH coated ZnO nanowire (denoted as ZnONW/NiCoLDH) flexible electrodes are also prepared for comparison. As an electrode for supercapacitors, ZnONF/NiCoLDH exhibits a high specific capacitance of 1624 F g−1, which is nearly 1.6 times greater than ZnONW/NiCoLDH counterparts. It also shows a maximum energy density of 48.32 W h kg−1 at a power density of 27.53 kW kg−1, and an excellent cycling stability with capacitance retention of 94% and a Coulombic efficiency of 93% over 2000 cycles. We believe that the superior performance of the ZnONF/NiCoLDH hybrids is due primarily to the large surface area of the nanoflake structure and the open spaces between nanoflakes, both of which provide a large space for the deposition of NiCoLDH, resulting in reduced internal resistance and improved capacitance performance. Our results are significant for the development of electrode materials for high-performance wearable energy storage devices.

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The article was received on 06 Sep 2013, accepted on 29 Nov 2013 and first published on 20 Jan 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR04764D
Citation: Nanoscale, 2014,6, 2434-2439
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    A comparative study of supercapacitive performances of nickel cobalt layered double hydroxides coated on ZnO nanostructured arrays on textile fibre as electrodes for wearable energy storage devices

    N. T. H. Trang, H. V. Ngoc, N. Lingappan and D. J. Kang, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 2434
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NR04764D

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