Microflowers of Sn-Co-S derived from ultra-thin nanosheets for supercapacitor applications

Sachin Kumar, Irshad Ahmed Mir, Zubair Ahmad, Kwan San Hui, Duc Anh Dinh, Ling Zhu, Kwun Nam Hui, Jae-Jin Shim

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Herein, for the first time, we report 3D broccoli-like microflowers of Sn-Co-S directly grown on the Ni foam (Sn-Co-S/NiF) using an easy solvothermal method for the supercapacitor application. The as-fabricated Sn-Co-S/NiF electrode possesses an ultra-high specific capacitance of 2319.3 F g−1 (specific capacity of 418.7 mAh g−1) at 5 mA cm−2 and an outstanding rate capability of 70.3 %. The optimized Co doping, and unique architecture of the electrode may be responsible for the excellent performance of the electrode. Taking benefit from the high specific capacitance and fast charge transport properties of Sn-Co-S/NiF electrode, the fabricated asymmetric supercapacitor (ASC) exhibits a large potential window of 1.7 V and outstanding cycling stability of 95.8% after 10000 cycles. Moreover, the ASC device delivers an excellent energy density of 66.9 W h kg−1 at a power density of 560.1 W kg−1 which is substantially high as compared to recently reported ASC devices. These findings confirm the potential use of Sn-Co-S/NiF in new generation energy-storage devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104084
JournalJournal of Energy Storage
Early online date4 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - May 2022


  • Energy storage devices
  • Metal Sulfides
  • Microflowers
  • SnS
  • Supercapacitor

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