Thongsuk Sichumsaeng, Nutthakritta Phromviyo, and Santi Maensiri, Influence of gas-diffusion-layer current collector on electrochemical performance of Ni(OH)2 nanostructures, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-020-2174-1
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Thongsuk Sichumsaeng, Nutthakritta Phromviyo, and Santi Maensiri, Influence of gas-diffusion-layer current collector on electrochemical performance of Ni(OH)2 nanostructures, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-020-2174-1
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Influence of gas-diffusion-layer current collector on electrochemical performance of Ni(OH)2 nanostructures

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    Santi Maensiri    E-mail: santimaensiri@g.sut.ac.th

  • Received: 13 April 2020Revised: 22 August 2020Accepted: 25 August 2020Available online: 27 August 2020
  • We report the electrochemical performance of Ni(OH)2 on a gas diffusion layer (GDL). The Ni(OH)2 working electrode was successfully prepared via a simple method, and its electrochemical performance in 1 M NaOH electrolyte was investigated. The electrochemical results showed that the Ni(OH)2/GDL provided the maximum specific capacitance value (418.11 F·g−1) at 1 A·g−1. Furthermore, the Ni(OH)2 electrode delivered a high specific energy of 17.25 Wh·kg−1 at a specific power of 272.5 W·kg−1 and retained about 81% of the capacitance after 1000 cycles of galvanostatic charge–discharge (GCD) measurements. The results of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) revealed the occurrence of sodium deposition after long-time cycling, which caused the reduction in the specific capacitance. This study results suggest that the light-weight GDL, which can help overcome the problem of the oxide layer on metal–foam substrates, is a promising current collector to be used with Ni-based electroactive materials for energy storage applications.
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