Ni/Co-based metal organic frameworks rapidly synthesized in ambient environment for high energy and power hybrid supercapacitors

Fang Xu, Nan Chen, Zhaoyang Fan, Guoping Du

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Metal organic framework (MOF)-based electrode materials, which could be rapidly synthesized in ambient environment with low cost but also provide a remarkable high-energy density, are ideal candidates for developing high-performance and cost-effective supercapacitors. Herein, a facile room-temperature solution-phase based method is employed for fast and large-scale synthesis of Ni/Co-based MOFs with low crystallinity, which surprisingly exhibit extraordinary charge storage capability. In particular, the Ni2Co-MOF shows the highest structure disorder and the smallest nanosheet feature size among these MOFs, offers a specific capacity of 2149 mC cm−2 (or 1074.5 C g−1) at a discharge current of 1 mA cm−2, and 1654 mC cm−2 (or 827 C g−1) at 20 mA cm−2. Moreover, with Ni2Co-MOF as the positive electrode and activated carbon as the negative electrode, hybrid supercapacitors operating at 1.6 V deliver superior energy densities of 66.1 and 41.3 W h kg−1 at power densities of 800 and 8000 W kg−1, respectively. The findings in this study provide a promising electrode material for high-performance supercapacitors, and possibly break a new path toward MOF material synthesis in a cost-effective way but with outstanding charge storage capability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number146920
JournalApplied Surface Science
StatePublished - Oct 30 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrode materials
  • Hybrid supercapacitor
  • Low crystallinity
  • Metal organic framework
  • Ni/Co-based MOFs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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