Facile solvothermal synthesis of NiFe2O4 nanoparticles for high-performance supercapacitor applications

Sethi, Meenaketan and Shenoy, Sandhya u and Selvakumar, M and Bhat, Krishna D (2020) Facile solvothermal synthesis of NiFe2O4 nanoparticles for high-performance supercapacitor applications. Frontories of Matrials Science, 14 (2). pp. 120-132. ISSN 2095-025X

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We report a green and facile approach for the synthesis of NiFe2O4 (NF) nanoparticles with good crystallinity. The prepared materials are studied by various techniques in order to know their phase structure, crystallinity, morphology and elemental state. The BET analysis revealed a high surface area of 80.0 m2$g-1 for NF possessing a high pore volume of 0.54 cm3$g-1, also contributing to the amelioration of the electrochemical performance. The NF sample is studied for its application in supercapacitors inan aqueous 2 mol$L-1 KOH electrolyte. Electrochemical properties are studied both in the three-electrode method and in a symmetrical supercapacitor cell. Results show a high specific capacitance of 478.0 F$g-1 from the CV curve at an applied scanrateof5mV$s-1 and368.0F$g-1 fromtheGCDanalysisatacurrentdensityof1A$g-1 for the NF electrode. Further, the material exhibited an 88% retention of its specific capacitance after continuous 10000 cycles at a higher applied current density of 8 A$g-1. These encouraging properties of NF nanoparticles suggest the practical applicability in high-performance supercapacitors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: NiFe2O4; nanoparticle; solvothermal method; BET surface area; specific capacitance; supercapacitor
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemistry
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2020 08:54
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2020 08:54
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/155605

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