An investigation of nanostructured thin film Î±-MoO3 based supercapacitor electrodes in an aqueous electrolyte
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Citation:Mendoza-SÃ¡nchez, B., Brousse, T., Ramirez-Castro, C., Nicolosi, V., S. Grant, P., An investigation of nanostructured thin film Î±-MoO3 based supercapacitor electrodes in an aqueous electrolyte, Electrochimica Acta, 91, 2013, 253-260
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The potential for MoO3 use as a supercapacitor electrode in aqueous electrolytes was investigated. α-MoO3 nanobelts were synthesized using a hydrothermal method and then thin-film electrodes were manufactured by spray deposition. Electrochemical testing in several aqueous electrolytes showed significant charge storage in 1 M H2SO4 with a complex electrochemical activity that was further investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and various electrochemical characterization methods. In a 0–1 V (vs Ag/AgCl) electrochemical window, MoO3 was reduced to a mixture of lower valence oxides with concentrations varying as Mo (5+) > Mo (4+) > Mo (6+), with MoO2 as the main component at potentials below 0.185 V (vs Ag/AgCl). The degree of redox reversibility was evaluated in order to optimize the electrochemical window for enhanced cyclability. A moderate capacitance of 8.8 F g−1 (64 μF cm−2) was fully retained for 720 cycles in an optimized electrochemical window of 0.26–0.43 V (vs Ag/AgCl).
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Series/Report no:Electrochimica Acta
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