Studies from Hunan University Yield New Information about Applied Materials & Interfaces [Facile synthesis of spike-piece-structured Ni(OH)? interlayer nanoplates on nickel foam as advanced pseudocapacitive materials for energy storage]
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Applied Materials & Interfaces. According to news reporting originating from Changsha, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The spike-piece-structured Ni(OH)2 multilayer nanoplate arrays on nickel foams are directly synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method at 160 °C for 4 h. A possible mechanism for the growth of those nanostructures is proposed based on the experimental results."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Hunan University, "It is discovered that the surface of nickel foams could affect the orientation of the Ni(OH)2 nanoplates. This unique multilayer nanoplate array structure significantly enhances the electroactive surface areas of Ni(OH)2, leading to shorter ion-diffusion paths, and displays a capacity of 2.83 F/cm(2) at a current density of 6 mA/cm(2) in 0-0.48 V versus the saturated calomel electrode. It also exhibits a good cycling performance, with 51.5% of its initial capacity after about 3000 cycles at a large current density of 24 mA/cm(2)."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The present results may provide a new strategy for the synthesis and application of nickel-foam-based composites for energy storage."
For more information on this research see: Facile synthesis of spike-piece-structured Ni(OH)? interlayer nanoplates on nickel foam as advanced pseudocapacitive materials for energy storage. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(7):5168-74. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L.C. Wu, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory for Micro-Nano Optoelectronic Devices of Ministry of Education and State Key Laboratory for Chemo, Biosensing and Chemometrics, Hunan University , Changsha 410082, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y.J. Chen, M.L. Mao, Q.H. Li and M. Zhang.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Changsha, People's Republic of China, Applied Materials & Interfaces.
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