Considerable efforts are underway to rationally design and synthesize novel electrode materials for high-performance supercapacitors (SCs). However, the creation of suitable materials with high capacitance remains a big challenge for energy storage devices. Herein, unique three-dimensional (3D) ZnO hexagonal cubes on carbon cloth (ZnO@CC) were synthesized by invoking a facile and economical hydrothermal method. The mesoporous ZnO@CC electrode, by virtue of its high surface area, offers rich electroactive sites for the fast diffusion of electrolyte ions, resulting in the enhancement of the SC's performance. The ZnO@CC electrode demonstrated a high specific capacitance of 352.5 and 250 F g-1 at 2 and 20 A g-1, respectively. The ZnO@CC electrode revealed a decent stability of 84% over 5000 cycles at 20 A g-1 and an outstanding rate-capability of 71% at a 10-fold high current density with respect to 2 A g-1. Thus, the ZnO@CC electrode demonstrated improved electrochemical performance, signifying that ZnO as is promising candidate for SCs applications.

Binder-Free Porous 3D-ZnO Hexagonal-Cubes for Electrochemical Energy Storage Applications

Patrizia Bocchetta
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2022-01-01

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Considerable efforts are underway to rationally design and synthesize novel electrode materials for high-performance supercapacitors (SCs). However, the creation of suitable materials with high capacitance remains a big challenge for energy storage devices. Herein, unique three-dimensional (3D) ZnO hexagonal cubes on carbon cloth (ZnO@CC) were synthesized by invoking a facile and economical hydrothermal method. The mesoporous ZnO@CC electrode, by virtue of its high surface area, offers rich electroactive sites for the fast diffusion of electrolyte ions, resulting in the enhancement of the SC's performance. The ZnO@CC electrode demonstrated a high specific capacitance of 352.5 and 250 F g-1 at 2 and 20 A g-1, respectively. The ZnO@CC electrode revealed a decent stability of 84% over 5000 cycles at 20 A g-1 and an outstanding rate-capability of 71% at a 10-fold high current density with respect to 2 A g-1. Thus, the ZnO@CC electrode demonstrated improved electrochemical performance, signifying that ZnO as is promising candidate for SCs applications.
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