|Three-dimensional nanoflower–like hierarchical array of multifunctional copper cobaltate electrode as efficient electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution reaction and energy storage application|
|Year of publication||2020|
|Title of paper||Three-dimensional nanoflower–like hierarchical array of multifunctional copper cobaltate electrode as efficient electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution reaction and energy storage application|
|Authors||Yadav, A.A., Hunge, Y.M., Kulkarni, S.B., Terashima, C., and Kang, S.-W.|
|Pages||476 - 485|
|Journal||Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2019 I.F. = 7.489)|
The study deals with the hydrothermal growth of a CuCo2O4 hierarchical 3D nanoflower–like array on carbon cloth (CuCo2O4@CC), which is a useful multifunctional electrode. The electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction (OER) study of the CuCo2O4@CC electrode shows high durability and good activity in 1 M KOH. As an energy storage electrode, it shows a high specific capacitance of 1438 Fg−1 at 10 mA cm−2 in a 3 M KOH electrolyte. The electrochemical stability of the CuCo2O4@CC electrode was tested for 5000 cycles at 10 mA cm−2, and it showed 98.6% stability. This CuCo2O4@CC electrode produces a capacitance of 10 mA cm−2 at an overpotential of 288 mV for the OER, with a Tafel slope of 64.2 mV dev-1. The electrochemical stability measured at an overpotential of 292 mV for 12 h at 10 mA cm−2 shows good electronic stability in an alkaline medium. The enhanced electrochemical performance of the CuCo2O4@CC electrode may be due to the Cu and Co counterparts in addition to the high surface area. The CuCo2O4@CC electrode is a simple, flexible, and cost-effectivive electrode in both electrocatalytic OER and energy storage applications.