Electrochemically reduced graphene oxides/nanostructured iron oxides as binder-free electrodes for supercapacitors

Qin Yang, Ran Bi, Kam Chuen Yung, Michael Pecht

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Abstract

The iron oxides were intercalated between the graphene oxides sheets to form sandwich-like composites, such composites were electrochemically reduced in an alkaline solution and directly used as electrodes without any binders. The as-obtained composite (ecrGO/FeOx) shows a good mechanical strength according to the SEM and Raman results, also exhibits high specific capacitance (Csp) of ∼235 F g−1 at a scan rate of 10 mV s−1 and good cycling stability of 92% retention after 2000 cycles in 1 M NaOH. Although there is a decline of Csp for the ecrGO/FeOx composite because of the high charge transfer resistance and poor conductivity of the iron oxides, it still possesses a higher Csp than ecrGO when the scan rate increases to 400 mV s−1. The relative high Csp and good stability of ecrGO/iron oxides composites due to the synergistic effect between ecrGO and iron oxides during the electrochemical processes, indicates it can be a promising candidate for supercapacitors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-134
Number of pages10
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Volume231
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Binder-free electrode
  • Electrochemical reduction
  • Graphene oxides
  • Iron oxides
  • Supercapacitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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