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Energy storage performances of Ni-based electrodes rely mainly on the peculiar nanomaterial design. In this work, a novel and low-cost approach to fabricate a promising core-shell battery-like electrode is presented. Ni (OH) 2@ Ni core-shell nanochains were obtained by an electrochemical oxidation of a 3D nanoporous Ni film grown by chemical bath deposition and thermal annealing. This innovative nanostructure demonstrated remarkable charge storage ability in terms of capacity (237 mAh g− 1 at 1 A g− 1) and rate capability (76% at 16 A g− 1, 32% at 64 A g− 1). The relationships between electrochemical properties and core-shell architecture were investigated and modelled. The high-conductivity Ni core provides low electrode resistance and excellent electron transport from Ni (OH) 2 shell to the current collector, resulting in improved capacity and rate capability. The reported preparation method and unique …
Nature Publishing Group
Publication date: 
23 May 2019

Mario Urso, Giacomo Torrisi, Simona Boninelli, Corrado Bongiorno, Francesco Priolo, Salvo Mirabella

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Volume: 9 Issue: 1 Pages: 1-11
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