Bio: P. Sathyanarayanan is an academic researcher from VIT University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Spinel & Cyclic voltammetry. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 2 publications receiving 59 citations.
TL;DR: In this article, the synthesis of mesoporous metal ferrites (MFe2O4, MFe, Co, Ni, Mn, Cu, Zn) by solvothermal method in ethylene glycol solvent with the assistance of PEG 600 as co-solvent was reported.
10 Apr 2018
TL;DR: In this paper, a simple PEG-600 assisted solvothermal method for the synthesis iron ferrite with functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube (Fe3O4/fMWCNT) composite nanoassemblies was reported.
Abstract: We report a simple PEG-600 assisted solvothermal method for the synthesis iron ferrite with functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube (Fe3O4/fMWCNT) composite nanoassemblies. The results show that the composite deliver excellent electrochemical activity because of the synergistic effect of each component. The fMWCNT act as a conductive network with high surface area promoting fast movement of electrons which enhances the charge storing nature and stability of Fe3O4 nanoassemblies.
TL;DR: In this article, the authors reported the successful deposition of amorphous Mn-Co-Fe ternary hydroxide nanoplatelets directly on Ni foam without the need for any binders.
TL;DR: Ternary composite electrode showed significantly improved gravimetric capacitance and areal capacitance of 232 Fg−1 and 395 mFcm−2 respectively indicating synergistic impact of Ppy additives.
Abstract: Supercapacitors (SCs) due to their high energy density, fast charge storage and energy transfer, long charge discharge curves and low costs are very attractive for designing new generation of energy storage devices. In this work we present a simple and scalable synthetic approach to engineer ternary composite as electrode material based on combination of graphene with doped metal oxides (iron oxide) and conductive polymer (polypyrrole) with aims to achieve supercapacitors with very high gravimetric and areal capacitances. In the first step a binary composite with graphene mixed with doped iron oxide (rGO/MeFe2O4) (Me = Mn, Ni) was synthesized using new single step process with NaOH acting as a coprecipitation and GO reducing agent. This rGO/MnFe2O4 composite electrode showed gravimetric capacitance of 147 Fg−1 and areal capacitance of 232 mFcm−2 at scan rate of 5 mVs−1. In the final step a conductive polypyrrole was included to prepare a ternary composite graphene/metal doped iron oxide/polypyrrole (rGO/MnFe2O4/Ppy) electrode. Ternary composite electrode showed significantly improved gravimetric capacitance and areal capacitance of 232 Fg−1 and 395 mFcm−2 respectively indicating synergistic impact of Ppy additives. The method is promising to fabricate advanced electrode materials for high performing supercapacitors combining graphene, doped iron oxide and conductive polymers.
TL;DR: A series of 3D ordered macroporous (3DOM) MFe2O4 spinel catalysts were synthesized for CO oxidation and selective catalytic reduction of NOx by CO as mentioned in this paper.
TL;DR: Electrochemical characterizations of the samples indicated the excellent performance and the desirable cycling stability of the prepared nanoparticles for supercapacitor electrode materials and how the incremental substitution of Ni with Mn would affect their structural, electronic, and electrochemical properties.
Abstract: By using a facile hydrothermal method, we synthesized Ni1−xMnxFe2O4 nanoparticles as supercapacitor electrode materials and studied how the incremental substitution of Ni with Mn would affect their structural, electronic, and electrochemical properties. X-ray diffractometry confirmed the single-phase spinel structure of the nanoparticles. Raman spectroscopy showed the conversion of the inverse structure of NiFe2O4 to the almost normal structure of MnFe2O4. Field-emission scanning electron microscopy showed the spherical shape of the obtained nanoparticles with a size in the range of 20–30 nm. Optical bandgaps were found to decrease as the content of Mn increased. Electrochemical characterizations of the samples indicated the excellent performance and the desirable cycling stability of the prepared nanoparticles for supercapacitors. In particular, the specific capacitance of the prepared Ni1−xMnxFe2O4 nanoparticles was found to increase as the content of Mn increased, reaching the highest specific capacitance of 1,221 F/g for MnFe2O4 nanoparticles at the current density of 0.5 A/g with the corresponding power density of 473.96 W/kg and the energy density of 88.16 Wh/kg. We also demonstrated the real-world application of the prepared MnFe2O4 nanoparticles. We performed also a DFT study to verify the changes in the geometrical and electronic properties that could affect the electrochemical performance.
TL;DR: The effect of Gd3+ substitution on structural, morphological, magnetic and dielectric properties has been investigated in this article, where Gd-substituted Co-ferrites were successfully synthesized by a sol-gel auto-combustion route sintered at 700°C for 5h.