Highly ordered iron oxide nanotube arrays as electrodes for electrochemical energy storage

Keyu Xie, Jie Li, Yanqing Lai, Wei Lu, Zhi'An Zhang, Yexiang Liu, Li Min Zhou, Haitao Huang

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Highly ordered α-Fe2O3nanotube arrays have been fabricated by a simple and cost-effective anodization method on iron foils. The α-Fe2O3nanotube arrays exhibit high specific capacitance (138 F•g- 1at 1.3 A•g- 1), remarkable rate capability (91 F•g- 1at 12.8 A•g- 1) and good cycling stability (the capacitance retention close to 89% after 500 cycles), due to the unique nanostructures of the α-Fe2O3nanotube arrays, which providing high surface area, fast ion transport pathways and robust structures. These features made the α-Fe2O3nanotube array electrode very attractive for supercapacitor applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-660
Number of pages4
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011


  • Anodization
  • Iron oxide
  • Nanotube array
  • Supercapacitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry

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