Cobalt-nickel composite films synthesized by chemical bath deposition method as an electrode material for supercapacitors

Sunil G. Kandalkar, Hae Min Lee, Seung Hye Seo, Kangtaek Lee, Chang Koo Kim

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Abstract

Cobalt-nickel (Co-Ni) composite thin films were fabricated on copper substrates using a simple chemical bath deposition route in an ammonia-complexed solution containing cobalt chloride and nickel chloride. The structural and morphological properties of the film confirmed that the chemically deposited Co-Ni composites formed in the hydroxide phase and were well covered with irregular shaped nano-platelets. The chemically deposited Co-Ni composite electrode exhibited a maximum specific capacitance of 324 F/g, which was much larger than that of the pristine components. The cyclic voltammetry and charge-discharge test showed that the capacitance of the chemically deposited Co-Ni composite electrode mainly consisted of a pseudocapacitance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2977-2981
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume46
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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