Hierarchical Cobalt Hydroxide and B/N Co-Doped Graphene Nanohybrids Derived from Metal-Organic Frameworks for High Energy Density Asymmetric Supercapacitors.

Author(s) Tabassum, H.; Mahmood, A.; Wang, Q.; Xia, W.; Liang, Z.; Qiu, B.; Zhao, R.; Zou, R.
Journal Sci Rep
Date Published 2017 Feb 27
Abstract

To cater for the demands of electrochemical energy storage system, the development of cost effective, durable and highly efficient electrode materials is desired. Here, a novel electrode material based on redox active β-Co(OH)2 and B, N co-doped graphene nanohybrid is presented for electrochemical supercapacitor by employing a facile metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) route through pyrolysis and hydrothermal treatment. The Co(OH)2 could be firmly stabilized by dual protection of N-doped carbon polyhedron (CP) and B/N co-doped graphene (BCN) nanosheets. Interestingly, the porous carbon and BCN nanosheets greatly improve the charge storage, wettability, and redox activity of electrodes. Thus the hybrid delivers specific capacitance of 1263 F g(-1) at a current density of 1A g(-1) with 90% capacitance retention over 5000 cycles. Furthermore, the new aqueous asymmetric supercapacitor (ASC) was also designed by using Co(OH)2@CP@BCN nanohybrid and BCN nanosheets as positive and negative electrodes respectively, which leads to high energy density of 20.25 Whkg(-1). This device also exhibits excellent rate capability with energy density of 15.55 Whkg(-1) at power density of 9331 Wkg(-1) coupled long termed stability up to 6000 cycles.

DOI 10.1038/srep43084
ISSN 2045-2322
Citation Tabassum H, Mahmood A, Wang Q, Xia W, Liang Z, Qiu B, et al. Hierarchical Cobalt Hydroxide and B/N Co-Doped Graphene Nanohybrids Derived from Metal-Organic Frameworks for High Energy Density Asymmetric Supercapacitors. Sci Rep. 2017;7:43084.

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