MoNiO4 flower-like electrode material for enhanced electrochemical properties by facile chemical bath deposition method for supercapacitor applications
Abstract Recently, binary metal oxides with the multifunctional properties of nickel foam-based architectures have attracted considerable interest as desirable electrode materials for well capability supercapacitors (SCs) application. In this work, the MoNiO4 flower-like nanostructure with enhanced supercapacitance performance have been successfully synthesized via a chemical bath deposition (CBD) method and subsequent calcination in air. This approach was primarily due to the availability of more surface-active sites in the well-defined hierarchical architecture, which allow the rapid diffusion of electrolyte ions and minimize the electron transport limitation. The as-fabricated MoNiO4 electrode yielded a maximum specific capacitance of 1140 F g-1 at 2 A g-1, which are comparable to those of the state-of-the art MoNiO4 electrodes. Moreover, the MoNiO4 material exhibited an excellent energy density of 64.2 W h kg-1 at 2 A g-1, outstanding power density of 1750 W kg-1, and excellent electrochemical stability with 97.8% retention after 3000 continuous charge-discharge cycles, even at a high current density of 4 A g-1, which are comparable to those of the state-of-the art MoNiO4 flower-like structure. The outstanding performance of the MoNiO4-based flower-like electrode was successfully utilized to drive efficient for SCS applications. Moreover, the electrochemical performance of a unique hierarchically structured MoNiO4-based binder-free electrode with our facile approach paves a new pathway for the low-cost production of electrode with development of novel metal oxides for high-performance SCs applications.