Cubic like CoMn2O4 nanostructures as advanced high-performance pseudocapacitive electrode

Original scientific paper

  • Puratchi Mani Department of Physics, As-Salam College of Engineering and Technology, Thirumangalakudi, Aduthurai- 612 012. India
  • Venkatachalam Vellaikasi Department of Physics, Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai -600 025, India
  • Xavier Thankappan Suryabai Department of Physics, Centre for Advanced Material Research, Govt. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala- 695014, India
  • Abraham Rajasekar Simon Department of Physics, Centre for Advanced Material Research, Govt. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala- 695014, India
  • Thamizharasan Kattaiyan Department of Physics, Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai -600 025, India
Keywords: Hydrothermal method, faradaic capacitance, long-term stability, energy storage
Graphical Abstract


In this work, a synthesis of cubic-like CoMn2O4 uniform nanostructures with KOH-NaOH involved in the hydrothermal method has been reported. The crystal structure phase purity, functional groups, and morphology of the CoMn2O4 have been investigated by X‑ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), high-reso­lution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) analyses. The electrochemical beha­viour of CoMn2O4 electroactive material has been examined for supercapacitors. The elec­trode displays excellent capacitive behaviour with superior electrochemical properties. The cubic-like morphology structure with enough free space is beneficial for improving electrochemical performance. The CoMn2O4 electrode exhibits a faradaic capacitance with the highest specific capacitance value of 762.4 F g-1 at a scan rate of 5 mV s-1. The coulombic efficiency of the CoMn2O4 electrode was found to be 91.2 % after 2000 charging-discharging cycles. The nanostructures of CoMn2O4 make a prominent contr­ib0­ution to the excellent electrochemical performance of the prepared electrode.


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