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Nanostructured MnCo2O4 as a high-performance electrode for supercapacitor application

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Springer

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Campus : Amaravati

School : School of Physical Sciences

Year : 2020

Abstract : In this work, the MnCo2O4 nanorods are prepared by a simple hydrothermal route using urea as both a stabilizing and structure-directing agent for supercapacitor application. The morphological features of the prepared materials were characterized by a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and transmission electron microscope (TEM). The chemical and the crystal structure were studied using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The morphological analysis showed rod-like structures with a diameter of 50–60 nm and length of 1–2 μm respectively. The XRD pattern showed that the particles are crystalline and belong to the cubic spinel structure. The chemical composition was inferred from the XPS analysis. The formation of metal-oxygen bond is inferred using FTIR, and BET showed a high surface area of 41.80 m2g−1. The electrochemical characterization of MnCo2O4 nanorods was performed in 2 M KOH solution using cyclic voltammetry (CV), galvanostatic charge-discharge (GCD) and impedance analysis. The CV studies showed a pseudocapacitance behaviour of the electrode, and the GCD studies revealed a specific capacitance of 187.5 Fg−1 at a current density of 0.25 Ag−1. The electrode exhibited good cyclic stability by retaining 90% of the initial value after 5000 cycles. The specific capacitance was also estimated from the impedance analysis and the pseudocapacitive nature of the MnCo2O4 electrode was analysed. Further, the fabricated asymmetric supercapacitor (ACǁ MnCo2O4 nanorods) provides the specific capacitance of 76 Fg−1 at a current density of 0.25 Ag−1. The results indicate that the MnCo2O4 can be a promising candidate for supercapacitor application.

Cite this Research Publication : Haripriya M, R. Sivasubramanian, Nanostructured MnCo2O4 as a high performance electrode for supercapacitor application. Ionics 27 (2020) 325.

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