Co(OH)2 Nanoparticles Deposited on Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanoflake as a Suitable Electrode Material for Supercapacitor and Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Alkaline Media
Behzad Rezaei, Ahmad Reza Taghipour Jahromi, Ali Asghar Ensafi,
In this work, cobalt hydroxide nanoparticles are simply synthesized (size is about 50 nm) nd deposited on the reduced graphene oxide nanoflake by the hydrothermal method. Then, the ability of glassy carbon electrode modified with this low-cost nanocomposite is examined as a supercapacitor and oxygen evolution electrocatalysts in 2.0 mol L1 KOH by a three-electrode system. The modified electrode as a pseudocapacitor with potential windows of 0.35 V, exhibits a powerful specific capacitance (235.20 F g1 at 0.1 A g1 current density), energy density, stability (about 90% of the initial capacitance value maintain after 2000 cycles at 1.0 A g1) and fast charge/discharge ability. Furthermore, the modified electrode displays a good electrocatalytic activity for oxygen evolution reaction with a current density of 10.0 mA cm2 at 1.647 V, small Tafel slope of 56.5 mV dec1, good onset potential of 1.521 V vs. RHE and suitable durability.