Template-engaged synthesis of uniform mesoporous hollow NiCo2O4 sub-microspheres towards high-performance electrochemical capacitors
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An efficient template-engaged synthetic strategy, where silica spheres were applied as hard templates, was developed to synthesize hierarchical mesoporous hollow NiCo2O4 sub-microspheres assembled entirely from ultrathin nanosheets with a thickness of a few nanometers. The as-prepared mesoporous hollow NiCo2O4 sub-microspheres are very uniform in size, mesoporous in textual property, and structurally robust benefiting from the in situ template removal. The morphologies of the hollow submicrospherical architecture can be tuned easily by varying the concentrations of Ni2+, Co2+, and the precipitant. When evaluated as an appealing electroactive material for electrochemical capacitors (ECs), the as-fabricated hierarchical hollow NiCo2O4 sub-microspheres delivered a specific capacitance (SC) of 678 F g(-1) at a current density of 1 A g(-1), and even kept it as high as 540 F g(-1) at 10 A g(-1). Additionally, a desirable cycling stability of 13% SC degradation over 3500 continuous cycles at a current density of 10 A g(-1) is observed, suggesting their promising application in advanced ECs.