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Ni (OH) 2 nanowalls samples, formed by a network of< 20 nm thick nanosheets, were grown onto conductive substrates by low-cost chemical bath deposition (CBD), and a fully charged or discharged state in nanowalls was achieved by voltammetric experiments in 1 M KOH. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), cyclic voltammetry (CV), Raman spectroscopy and Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis (ERDA) indicated multiple phases in both charged (γ-NiOOH, β-NiOOH) and discharged (α-Ni (OH) 2, β-Ni (OH) 2) state. A careful estimation of the H content in charged and discharged nanowalls corroborates the specific capacity measurement got by conventional electrochemical cyclic voltammetry (CV). A high proton diffusion coefficient of (2.99±0.05)× 10− 11 cm 2 s− 1 was estimated and attributed to the unique design of nanowalls, resulting in a high specific capacity.
Publication date: 
30 Dec 2020

Mario Urso, Francesco Priolo, Salvo Mirabella

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Volume: 534 Pages: 147585
Applied Surface Science