A facile Hydrothermal Route for the Synthesis of Nanoscale Cuprous Chloride (CuCl) Cubic Electrode Materials

A facile Hydrothermal Route for the Synthesis of Nanoscale Cuprous Chloride (CuCl) Cubic Electrode Materials

 08Yin et al reported the synthesis of nanoscale cuprous chloride (CuCl) cubic structure by a facile hydrothermal route. They prepared CuCl nanocubes by putting Cu substrate, CuCl2 solution and HCl solution in sealed Teflon-lined autoclave followed by hydrothermal reaction at 140 °C for 12 h.

They discovered that the existence of HCl could affect the surface of CuCl nanocubes and produce some nano particles covered on the surface. This unique cube-like nanostructure with rough surface significantly enhances the electroactive surface areas of CuCl, leading to a high special capacitance. A good reversibility with cycling efficiency of 88.8 % after 2,000 cycles, demonstrating its excellent long-term cycling stability and might be the promising candidates as the excellent electrode material.

Original article citation

Bosi Yin, Siwen Zhang, Xin Zheng, Fengyu Qu, Xiang Wu, “Cuprous Chloride Nanocubes Grown on Copper Foil for Pseudocapacitor Eelectrodes”.  Nano-Micro Lett. 6(4), 340-346 (2014).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40820-014-0007-3

A Highlight from Minghao Wang for NMSTR.

 

 

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