Synthesis of Co3O4@CoMoO4 core–shell architectures nanocomposites as high-performance supercapacitor electrode

Lv Jinlong, Guo Wenli, Liang Tongxiang

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3D Co3O4@CoMoO4 core–shell architectures directly grown on nickel foam for supercapacitor electrode were obtained by two-step hydrothermal process. The Co3O4@CoMoO4 nanocomposites electrode exhibited higher capacitance than Co3O4 nanowire electrode. Maximum specific capacitance of 2530 F g− 1 was obtained at current density of 1 A g− 1 for Co3O4@CoMoO4 core–shell architectures. In addition, after 3000 cycles of continuous galvanostatic charge–discharge cycles, only about 3.7% degradation in specific capacitance could be noticed. The CoMoO4 nanorods stack on Co3O4 nanowires arrays allowed facile electrolyte movement during charge or discharge process and provided more active sites for the electrochemical reactions. The unique architecture had a large interfacial area and numerous channels for rapid diffusion of electrolyte ions and fast electron transport. In addition, the synergetic effect between Co3O4 nanowire and CoMoO4 nanorods also improved the supercapacitor performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-257
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 15
Externally publishedYes


  • CoMoO nanorods
  • CoO nanowires
  • Hydrothermal process
  • Microstructures
  • Supercapacitors
  • XPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry


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