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Stable Bimetal-MOF Ultrathin Nanosheets for Pseudocapacitors with Enhanced Performance

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posted on 25.07.2019, 13:09 by Hai-Meng Ma, Jing-Wei Yi, Shuang Li, Chong Jiang, Jun-Hua Wei, Ya-Pan Wu, Jun Zhao, Dong-Sheng Li
Exploring high-performance metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) for pseudocapacitors is quite meaningful for energy storage. Herein a bimetal NiCo-MOF with ultrathin thickness was prepared via a simple hydrothermal method, which shows excellent electrochemical performance with specific capacitances of 1945.83 and 1700.40 F/g at current densities of 0.5 and 1 A/g, respectively, while maintaining good stability. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy spectra unravel that the strong coupling between Ni and Co species enhances the valence state of Ni2+ in the ultrathin nanosheets, which facilitates the charge transfer during the electrochemical reaction and results in greatly improved pseudocapacitive reactivity. This work provides guidance on the promising prospect of MOF materials for pseudocapacitor applications.