Zinc cobaltite micro-stars with a zinc oxide nano-stubs overlayer based supercapacitor colors a polyaniline//tungsten oxide electrochromic device

Naskar, Ishita and Deshagani, Sathish and Deepa, M. (2021) Zinc cobaltite micro-stars with a zinc oxide nano-stubs overlayer based supercapacitor colors a polyaniline//tungsten oxide electrochromic device. Electrochimica Acta, 396. pp. 1-17. ISSN 0013-4686

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Zinc cobaltite(ZnCo2O4) micro-star shaped porous superstructure, on coating with zinc oxide(ZnO) nano-stubs, and coupling with porous flaky activated carbon(AC) from green tea, yielded asymmetric supercapacitor(ASC) with greatly enhanced performance parameters: specific capacitance(SC) of 557 F g−1, energy and power density(E and P) maxima of 173 Wh kg−1 and ∼3 kW kg−1, compared to reported ASCs of carbon/ZnCo2O4 composites and pure ZnCo2O4 or ZnO. Sub-stoichiometry in ZnO overlayer endows it with good electrical conductivity (14.6 mS cm−1), enhancing overall electron circulation in composite and due to direct contact between two oxides, with different morphologies and sufficient porosity, electrolyte penetration is deep, and ample ion-accommodation sites prevail in ZnO@ZnCo2O4 composite, which translate into increased SC, E, P, rate-response and cycle life. Usefulness of high-performance AC//ZnO@ZnCo2O4 ASC is ratified by connecting it in its fully charged state to electrochromic device (ECD) of polyaniline and tungsten oxide, and large integrated transmission modulation of 45.8% was rendered in ECD over bulk of visible region (480–800 nm). This demonstration of self-powering ECD proved efficacy of these devices for futuristic applications, where, dual functions of energy storage and saving can be tapped, by using such low cost, highly efficient devices, that can not only work independently, but can also work in tandem. © 2021

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Additional Information: Financial support from the Department of Science & Technology of India (Project: India-UK Center for Education and Research in Clean Energy (IUCERCE), Grant No. DST/RCUK/JVCCE/2015/04 (1) (G)) is gratefully acknowledged by M. Deepa, I.N and S.D. I.N and S.D are thankful to the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and University Grants Commission (UGC) for the grant of research fellowships. FE-SEM images were procured on a machine obtained through a grant: DST-FIST (SR/FST/ETI-421/2016).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capacitance; Electrochromic; Supercapacitor; Zinc cobaltite; Zinc oxide
Subjects: Chemistry
Divisions: Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2022 06:56
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2022 06:56
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/10844
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2021.139250
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