Hierarchical manganese cobalt sulfide core–shell nanostructures for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitors

Shude Liu, Seong Chan Jun

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High electrical conductivity and rational design of structures are two crucial routes to improving the electrochemical performance of electrode materials. However, highly conductive electrode materials with short ion-transport paths remain a challenge in energy storage. Here, we propose manganese cobalt sulfide (MnCo2S4) nanowire wrapping by a flocculent shell layer using a facile hydrothermal method with post-sulfurization treatment. The resultant MnCo2S4electrode employed for supercapacitor delivered a remarkable specific capacitance of 2067 F g−1at the current density of 1 A g−1, good rate capability, and excellent cycling stability. Moreover, an asymmetric supercapacitor device was successfully assembled using MnCo2S4and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) as electrodes, achieving a high energy density of 31.3 W kg−1at a power density of 800 W kg−1. With such outstanding electrochemical performance, this asymmetric supercapacitor device holds great potential in developing high-energy-storage applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-637
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by the Priority Research Centers Program (2009-0093823), and the Korean Government (MSIP) (No. 2015R1A5A1037668) through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) (No. 2009-0093823, 2015R1A5A1037668).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Elsevier B.V.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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