Inverse Opaline Metallic Membrane Addresses the Tradeoff Between Volumetric Capacitance and Areal Capacitance of Supercapacitor

Yuqi Zhang, Wenshuo Wang, Lei Wang, Qianyi Guo, Hong Hu, Chuan Xie, Jian Shang, Junling Xu, Yaokang Zhang, Zijian Zheng

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Abstract

Increasing the electrode thickness of energy-storage devices can enhance the areal capacitance, but often results in a significant decrease in the volumetric capacitance. This tradeoff between the volumetric capacitance and electrode thickness, which is ascribed to the poor ion and charge transport in thick electrodes, has been a major obstacle to realizing high-energy-density of devices. Herein, an inverse opaline metallic membrane (IOMM) is reported as a stable and high-rate electrode, which displays a linear increase in volumetric capacitance as a function of electrode thickness. The IOMM is fabricated through simple self-assembly, photopolymerization, and subsequent chemical co-deposition of metallic compounds to yield a 3D porous and interconnected construct of highly conductive and capacitive Ni/Ni(OH)2. IOMM can be used as a binder-free and current-collector-free electrode of SC, which possesses an outstanding volumetric capacitance of more than 1500 F cm−3 over 18 000 charge/discharge cycles, and an ultrahigh areal capacitance of 18.2 F cm−2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2102802
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Materials Science

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