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Chou, S., Wang, J., Liu, H. K. and Dou, S. X. (2008). Electrochemical Deposition of Porous Co(OH)2 Nanoflake Films on Stainless Steel Mesh for Flexible Supercapacitors. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 155 (12), A926-A929.


Flexible porous Co(OH)2 nanoflake films were prepared by galvanostatic electrodeposition on lightweight and inexpensive stainless steel mesh. The as-prepared porous Co(OH)2 nanoflake films were characterized by X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, and scanning electron microscopy. Electrochemical tests including cyclic voltammetry, constant current charge-discharge, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy were also used to investigate the electrochemical performance. The results show that the highest capacitance is 609.4 F g-1, the specific capacitance decreases by less than 5% as the mass loading of Co(OH)2 increases by more than 340%, and the specific capacitance only decreases by less than 15% when the current densities increase up to 10 times, indicating the good high-rate performance. The electrochemically active specific surface area of the annealed porous Co(OH)2 nanoflake films remained virtually unchanged after 3000 cycles, showing the stability of the microstructure.

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