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Substrate-Integrated Core-shell Co3O4@Au@CuO Hybrid Nanowires as Efficient Cathode Material for High-performance Asymmetric Supercapacitor with Excellent Cycle Life

Abstract

Here we demonstrate a facile strategy to boost up the electrochemical performance of Co3O4 based electrodes through a unique Co3O4@Au@CuO core-shell nanowire (NW) electrode design. Ultra-thin interconnected nano-sheets of Co3O4 have been uniformly coated on Au@CuO NWs, formed via Au sputtering on CuO NWs directly grown on Cu foil, providing ameliorated surface area for electrochemical reactions together with the Au interlayer serving as the current accumulator. Results suggest that incorporation of Au interlayer in Co3O4@Au@CuO core-shell NWs dramatically improves its electrochemical performance in terms of capacitance and rate capability as compare to the Co3O4@CuO NWs. Accordingly, the Co3O4@Au@CuO core-shell NW electrode reaches a specific capacitance of about 1141 F/g, equivalent to an areal capacitance of about 240 mF/cm2, at a current density of 4.8 A/g. Moreover, the ASC device assembled with Co3O4@Au@CuO core shell NW cathode and α-Fe2O3 nanorod anode, exhibits an impressive volumetric energy density of 0.23 mWh/cm3 (equivalent to 33.8 Wh/kg) with a high power density of 270 mW/cm3 (equivalent to 40.4 kW/kg) and a remarkable capacitance retention of ~100 % during 10000 cycles. Indeed, this study would help designing advanced high-performance ASCs with core-shell NW electrodes.

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The article was received on 17 Aug 2017, accepted on 14 Sep 2017 and first published on 15 Sep 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA07266J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Substrate-Integrated Core-shell Co3O4@Au@CuO Hybrid Nanowires as Efficient Cathode Material for High-performance Asymmetric Supercapacitor with Excellent Cycle Life

    A. K. Singh and D. Sarkar, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7TA07266J

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