Carbon Encapsulated Ternary MnNiCo Oxide Nanoparticles as Electrode Materials for Energy Storage Applications

19 April 2021

Ternary transition metal oxides are promising advanced materials for use as electrode components in electrochemical energy storage systems. However, low electronic/ionic conductivity hinder practical applications. In this study, ternary Mn-Ni-Co oxide nanoparticles were encapsulated in carbon nanosheets, to improve the electrical conductivity and surface area. When tested as supercapacitor electrodes, the materials exhibited specific capacity of 91.2 mAh g(-1)at a current density of 1 A g(-1)in 2 M KOH. Moreover, after 3000 cycles the composite achieved a specific capacity of 74.6 mAh g(-1)at a current density of 6 A g(-1)and high capacitance retention of 96.4 %.