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A new concept of charging supercapacitors based on the photovoltaic effect

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A significant enhancement in the areal capacitance of a Co(OH)2 supercapacitor charged and discharged under light illumination is clearly observed, with the capacitance about two-fold higher than that operated under dark conditions. This is because Co(OH)2 has an energy band gap of 2.85 eV and can absorb blue light and generate photoelectrons via the photovoltaic effect, leading to high current density.

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Submitted
08 Oct 2016
Accepted
06 Dec 2016
First published
06 Dec 2016

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 709-712
Article type
Communication

A new concept of charging supercapacitors based on the photovoltaic effect

S. Kalasina, P. Pattanasattayavong, M. Suksomboon, N. Phattharasupakun, J. Wutthiprom and M. Sawangphruk, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 709
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08131B

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