Bimetallic ZnFe2O4 nanosheets prepared via electrodeposition as binder-free high-performance supercapacitor electrodes

Bhavana Joshi, Edmund Samuel, Chanwoo Park, Yongil Kim, Hae Seok Lee, Sam S. Yoon

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Binder-free bimetallic ZnFe2O4 nanosheets were fabricated using one-step electrodeposition, which facilitated excellent electrical contact between the ZnFe2O4 nanosheets and the nickel substrate. The resultant numerous ZnFe2O4 nanosheets with their cubic spinel structures promote interfacial activity to enhance the electrochemical and Faradaic redox reactions. The metallic Zn and Fe from the cubic spinel structure of ZnFe2O4 attract electrolytic ions and increase the energy-storage capability, thus yielding a specific capacitance of 1093 F·g −1 at a current rate of 1 A·g−1. Different samples were prepared by varying the amount of metal salts in the electrodeposition solution while maintaining a constant ZnNt:FeSO4 concentration ratio of 1:2 for all cases. The optimal electrode composition, which yielded an energy density of 54 Wh·kg−1 and a capacitance retention of 93.5% at N = 5000 charge-discharge cycles, was identified.

Original languageEnglish
Article number149951
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sept 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government NRF-2020R1A5A1018153, NRF-2021R1A2C2010530, and NRF-2016M1A2A2936760.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 Elsevier B.V.


  • Bimetallic
  • Electrodeposition, Energy storage device
  • Supercapacitor
  • ZnFeO nanosheet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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