A 2.0 V capacitive device derived from shape-preserved metal nitride nanorods

Changrong Zhu, Yanfeng Sun, Dongliang Chao, Xinghui Wang, Peihua Yang, Xiao Zhang, Hui Huang, Hua Zhang, Hong Jin Fan

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A high working voltage and fast charging/discharging capability are important to a supercapacitor device in order to achieve decent energy densities with high power. In this work, we report 2.0 V quasi-solid-state symmetric capacitive device based on Fe2N-Ti2N (FTN) core-shell nanorod array electrodes. Through a surface protection by a thin and ultra-stable Ti2N shell, Fe2N converted from its oxyhydroxide precursor inhibits the original nanorod structure. Due to advantageous features of these core-shell metal nitride electrodes (e.g., high conductivity, structure stability, direct current path), the symmetric device permits ultrahigh scan rates (up to 50 V s-1) and delivers fairly stable capacitance in long-term cycles (~82 F g-1 with ~99% capacitance retention in 20,000 cycles). As a result, the supercapacitor exhibits an impressive energy density of ~48.5 W h kg-1 at the power of 2700 W kg-1. These results demonstrate the potentialities of metal nitride nanorods array for high energy density capacitive device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalNano Energy
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Atomic layer deposition
  • Electrochemical capacitor
  • High working voltage
  • Metal nitride
  • Symmetric supercapacitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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