Self-assembled GNS wrapped flower-like MnCo 2 O 4 nanostructures for supercapacitor application

Pupulata Saren, Amrita De Adhikari, Sudipta Khan, Ganesh Chandra Nayak

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Chemically converted flower like hybrid spinel manganese cobaltite (MnCo 2 O 4 ) @graphene nanosheet (GNS/MC) and manganese cobaltite (MnCo 2 O 4 ) @CNT nanocomposites has been fabricated by a facile hydrothermal process for supercapacitor application. These hybrid materials have been synthesized by in-situ fabrication of MnCo 2 O 4 nanoflower on GNS and CNT which provides excellent interfacial sites owing to the redox process with exceptional electrical support. Structure and morphology were established by FESEM, TEM, FTIR, XRD, and XPS analysis. The composites infused with GNS show better electrochemical performance than composites infused with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) due to its high surface area, good conductive nature that can more efficiently store electrostatic charge. This GNS/MC composite consists of good conductive interconnected graphene nanosheet with a large surface area (356.65 m 2 g 1 ) that can efficiently facilitate electrolyte penetration by providing many active sites and delivers a superior transport path for ions and electrons leading to a high specific capacitance of 923.97 Fg −1 and excellent cyclic stability with reversibility up to 5000 cycles. The specific capacitance has also been calculated theoretically by the Trasatti method of analysis. Therefore, these hierarchical MnCo 2 O 4 nanoflower based composites can be an excellent electrode material for energy storage application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-291
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Flower nanostructure
  • Graphene
  • Manganese cobaltite (MnCo O )
  • Spinel
  • Supercapacitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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