Enhanced electrochemical performance of CuCo2S4/carbon nanotubes composite as electrode material for supercapacitors

Li, Hao, Li, Zhijie, Sun, Mengxuan, Han, Shaobo, Cai, Chao, Shen, Wenzhong, Liu, Xiaoteng and Fu, Yong Qing (2019) Enhanced electrochemical performance of CuCo2S4/carbon nanotubes composite as electrode material for supercapacitors. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 549. pp. 105-113. ISSN 0021-9797

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CuCo2S4 is regarded as a promising electrode material for supercapacitor, but has inferior conductivity and poor cycle stability which restrict its wide-range applications. In this work, hierarchically hybrid composite of CuCo2S4/carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was synthesized using a facile hydrothermal and sulfuration process. The embedded CNTs in the CuCo2S4 matrix provided numerous effective paths for electron transfer and ion diffusion, and thus promoted the faradaic reactions of the CuCo2S4 electrode in the energy storage processes. The CuCo2S4/CNTs-3.2% electrode exhibited a significantly increased specific capacitance of 557.5 F g-1 compared with those of the pristine CuCo2S4 electrode (373.4 F g-1) and CuO/Co3O4/CNTs-3.2% electrode (356.5 F g-1) at a current density of 1 A g-1. An asymmetric supercapacitor (ASC) was assembled using the CuCo2S4/CNTs-3.2% as the positive electrode and the active carbon as the negative electrode, which exhibited an energy density of 23.2 Wh kg-1 at a power density of 402.7 W kg-1. Moreover, the residual specific capacitance of this ASC device retained 85.7 % of its original value after tested for 10000 cycles, indicating its excellent cycle stability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CuCo2S4, CNTs, Composite, Electrochemical performance, Supercapacitor
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2019 09:07
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 18:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39018

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