Structural properties and supercapacitive performance evaluation of the nickel oxide/graphene/polypyrrole hybrid ternary nanocomposite in aqueous and organic electrolytes

Sanaz Zarabi Golkhatmi, Arman Sedghi*, Hoda Nourmohammadi Miankushki, Maryam Khalaj

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Abstract

Recently, hybrid supercapacitors have attracted tremendous attention as promising energy storage and conversion devices due to their excellent energy density and high power density. In the present work, a novel pioneering hybrid ternary nanocomposite of NiO/Gr/PPy was synthesized by a low-cost co-precipitation method, followed by heat treatment and in-situ chemical polymerization. The as-synthesized nanocomposite was drop-cast on a modified Cu current collector to enhance the supercapacitive performance and stability in the electrolyte. The results of electrochemical characterization in 6 M KOH revealed the high specific capacitance and energy density of 970.85 F g−1 and 33.71 Wh kg−1 at 1 A g−1, respectively. This can be attributed to the synergic effect and hybrid performance of NiO, Gr, and PPy. Moreover, a full symmetric cell was assembled by using this hybrid ternary nanocomposite and evaluated in TEA-BF4/AN. The results showed the high specific capacitance and energy density of 66.17 F g−1 and 36.76 Wh kg−1 within the 2 V potential window, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number118950
Number of pages14
JournalEnergy
Volume214
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Current collector
  • Graphene (Gr)
  • Hybrid ternary nanocomposite
  • Nickel oxide (NiO)
  • Polypyrrole (PPy)
  • Supercapacitor

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