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Effect of cationic disorder on the energy generation and energy storage applications of NixCo3−xS4 thiospinel

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Abstract

Thiospinels show interesting catalytic and energy storage applications, however, the cationic disorder can have major influence on the energy generation and/or energy storage applications. In this study, the effect of stoichiometric variation of metals in a thiospinel i.e. NixCo3−xS4, is examined on energy generation and storage properties. Nickel- or cobalt-rich NixCo3−xS4 nanosheets were prepared by the hot injection method using single molecular precursors. The nanosheets were characterized by p-XRD, TEM, HR-TEM, EDX and XPS techniques. Nickel-rich and cobalt-rich nanosheets were tested for oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions and for supercapacitance performance. It was observed that the nickel-rich NixCo3−xS4 nanosheets have superior energy storage and energy generation properties.

Graphical abstract: Effect of cationic disorder on the energy generation and energy storage applications of NixCo3−xS4 thiospinel

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The article was received on 24 Apr 2018, accepted on 27 Jun 2018 and first published on 02 Jul 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8RA03522A
RSC Adv., 2018,8, 24049-24058
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    Effect of cationic disorder on the energy generation and energy storage applications of NixCo3−xS4 thiospinel

    C. Gervas, M. D. Khan, C. Zhang, C. Zhao, R. K. Gupta, E. Carleschi, B. P. Doyle and N. Revaprasadu, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 24049
    DOI: 10.1039/C8RA03522A

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