Journal of Power Sources, Vol.297, 351-358, 2015
A novel aqueous asymmetric supercapacitor based on petal-like cobalt selenide nanosheets and nitrogen-doped porous carbon networks electrodes
A novel asymmetric supercapacitor (ASC) is assembled based on petal-like cobalt selenide (Co0.85Se) nanosheets as positive electrode and nitrogen-doped porous carbon networks (N-PCNs) as negative electrode in a 2 M KOH aqueous electrolyte. The Co0.85Se nanosheets are synthesized via a simple low-temperature solvothermal method without any template and surfactant, and the N-PCNs are prepared by integrating in-situ oxidation polymerization and catalytic carbonization methods directly from the p-phenylenediamine monomers. Thanks to their unique structures and high capacitive performance, the as-assembled Co0.85Se//N-PCNs ASC device possesses an extended operating voltage window of 1.6 V, high energy density of 21.1 W h kg(-1) at a power density of 400 W kg(-1) and outstanding cycling stability (93.8% capacitance retention after 5000 cycles) in aqueous electrolyte. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.