Agglomerated nickel-cobalt layered double hydroxide nanosheets on reduced graphene oxide clusters as efficient asymmetric supercapacitor electrodes

Lu Liu, Anru Liu, Yuhan Xu, Haoming Yu, Fangqi Yang, Jun Wang, Zheling Zeng, Shuguang Deng

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Recently, layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have attracted intensive research interest as the next-generation supercapacitor electrodes due to their unique two-dimensional (2D) hydrotalcite-like structure. However, the inevitable agglomeration significantly decreases the accessible surface areas and blocks the pseudocapacitive sites, thus severely hinders their electrochemical applications. Herein, we develop a facile one-step growth approach to fabricate porous agglomerate of NiCo-LDH nanosheets and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanoflakes. By adjusting feeding molar ratios, the obtained NiCo-LDH/rGO electrode delivers a high specific capacity of 879.5 C/g at a current density of 0.5 A/g and still remains 485 C/g at 20 A/g. Furthermore, the fabricated asymmetric supercapacitor (ASC) has demonstrated a superior energy density of 48.7 W h/kg at a power density of 401 W/kg. After 2000 cycles, the assembled ASC exhibits an improved capacity retention of 81% within a potential window of 1.6 V at 2 A/g.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Materials Research
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes



  • 2D materials
  • cluster assembly
  • Energy storage
  • microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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