Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol.360, 171-179, 2019
NiFe2O4 nanocubes anchored on reduced graphene oxide cryogel to achieve a 1.8 V flexible solid-state symmetric supercapacitor
A high working voltage and specific capacitance are vital for flexible solid-state symmetric supercapacitor (FSSC) devices to achieve decent energy densities with high power. In this paper, we report a 1.8 V FSSC based on NiFe2O4 nanocubes anchored on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) cryogel electrode. Through surface protection by a free-standing three-dimensional cross-linked network structure, NiFe2O4 converted from Ni-3[Fe(CN)(6)](2) inhibits the original nanocube structure. Benefiting from the synergistic effects between NiFe2O4 nanocubes and graphene nanosheets, the newly synthesized NiFe2O4@rGO hybrid electrode delivers a high charge storage capacity (488 F g(-1) at a constant current density of 1 A g(-1)), excellent rate ability and cycling performance (89.8% of the initial capacitance value after 10,000 cycles). In addition, NiFe2O4@rGO FSSC has been assembled and exhibits stable behavior at bend state, as well as high energy density of 62.5 Wh kg(-1), and long cycle life (93.2% of the initial capacitance value after 6000 cycles). The proposed strategy for controlling the design and synthesis of NiFe2O4@rGO nanostructures provides promise for the development of high performance electrode in advanced energy storage devices.