Electrochimica Acta, Vol.191, 916-922, 2016
Flower-like manganese-cobalt oxysulfide supported on Ni foam as a novel faradaic electrode with commendable performance
Flower-like manganese-cobalt (Mn-Co) oxysulfide supported on Ni foam substrate is synthesized by two-step hydrothermal method as binder-free faradaic electrode for charge storage. The crystalline phase and morphology of as-fabricated materials are well-characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scan electron microscope (SEM), and X-ray photoelectron spectrum (XPS). The results demonstrate that the Mn-Co oxysulfide exists as polycrystal and sulfide are successfully partially substituted into Mn-Co oxide. Impressively, the Mn-Co oxysulfide electrode exhibits excellent electrochemical performance with an ultrahigh specific capacity of 490 C g (1) at 2 A g (1) and 415 C g (1) at 20 A g (1) which is much higher than 301 C g (1) at 2 A g (1) and 174 C g (1) at 20 A g (1)of the Mn-Co oxide nanosheets electrode. Moreover, the flower-like Mn-Co oxysulfide electrode also reveals good cycling stability with 86.5% capacity retention at high current density of 20 A g (1) after 3000 cycles. Because of the flower-like structure and partial substitution by sulfide, which provides large reaction surface area and more flexible structure, Mn-Co oxysufide electrode with excellent electrochemical performances would have great prospect for energy storage device applications. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.