X-ray spectroscopic techniques of Ni-Co based materials for supercapacitor
Han-Wei Chang1*, Yu-Chen Tsai2, Tzu-Chi Huang1, Song-Chi Chen1, Ying-Rui Lu3, Yu-Cheng Huang3,4,5, Chi-Liang Chen3, Jeng-Lung Chen3, Jin-Ming Chen3, Jyh-Fu Lee3, Bi-Hsuan Lin3, Chung-Li Dong4
1Department of Chemical Engineering, National United University, Miaoli, Taiwan
2Department of Chemical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
3National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan
4Department of Physics, Tamkang University, New Taipei, Taiwan
5Program for Science and Technology of Accelerator Light Source, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
* Presenter:Han-Wei Chang, email:hwchang@nuu.edu.tw
The Ni-Co based materials were successfully prepared for supercapacitor. The physical/chemical properties and electrochemical performance were characterized and investigated by synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy and electrochemical techniques. The results evidenced that Ni-Co based materials could contribute to the optimization of electrochemical performance due to the existence of multiple redox couple species and unique special architectures, thus create more electrochemically active sites. These integrated properties offer a short electric/ionic transfer path for significant enhancement in electrochemical performance. The electrochemical mechanisms of Ni-Co based materials further explained by integrating electrochemical and synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy that give us a better understanding to elucidate the fundamental atomic/electronic structures of selected materials and further establish the possible dynamic mechanisms during electrochemical processes.

Keywords: Ni-Co based materials, supercapacitor, synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy