Boosting the Energy Density of Flexible Asymmetric Supercapacitor with Three Dimensional Fe2O3 Composite Brush Anode

Yuan Gao, Ruitao Zhou, Dongrui Wang, Qiyao Huang, Ching Hsiang Cheng, Zijian Zheng

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Flexible asymmetric supercapacitor is fabricated with three dimensional(3D) Fe2O3/Ni(OH)2 composite brush anode and Ni(OH)2/MoO2 honeycomb cathode. Particularly for 3D composite brush anode, a layer of thin Fe2O3 film is firmly adhered on a 3D Ni brush current collector with the assist of Ni(OH)2, functioning as both adherence layer and pseudocapacitive active material. The unique 3D Ni brush current collector possesses large surface area and stretching architecture, which facilitate to achieve the composite anode with high gravimetric capacitance of 2158 F/g. In terms of cathode, Ni(OH)2 and MoO2 have a synergistic effect to improve the specific capacitance, and the resulting Ni(OH)2/MoO2 honeycomb cathode shows a very high gravimetric capacitance up to 3264 F/g. The asymmetric supercapacitor(ASC) has balanced cathode and anode, and exhibits an ultrahigh gravimetric capacitance of 1427 F/g and an energy density of 476 Wh/kg. The energy density of ASC is 3–4 times higher than those of other reported aqueous electrolyte-based supercapacitors and even comparable to that of commercial lithium ion batteries. The device also shows marginal capacitance degradation after 1000 cycles’ bending test, demonstrating its potency in the application of flexible energy storage devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-104
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Research in Chinese Universities
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020


  • Asymmetric supercapacitor
  • FeO Composite anode
  • Flexible device
  • High energy density
  • Three dimensional(3D)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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