Apart from the magnetic properties, ferrites have been considered as efficient electrodes for next generation energy storage devices. This chapter will include applications of spinel ferrites such as MnFe2O4, CoFe2O4, ZnFe2O4 and NiFe2O4 in supercapacitor. In ferrites, the charge storage arises from the fast-reversible surface redox reactions at the electrode/electrolyte interface. In particular, the electrode material with high specific capacitance, wide range of operating potential, low synthesis cost and its availability on the earth are highly desirable to fabricate a supercapacitor. Ferrites with mixed oxidation states have proved as promising electrodes in supercapacitors. In this chapter, we summarize the different synthesis methods of ferrites based nanocomposites and their electrochemical properties for supercapacitor application.
Part of the book: Ferrites
Iron oxide nanostructures have been considered very promising material as electrode in electrochemical energy storage devices because of their lower cost of synthesis and high theoretical charge storage capacity. Iron oxide nanoparticles and their nanocomposites have performed excellent in supercapacitor. Iron oxide as negative electrode has extended the working voltage window of a supercapacitor. The main problems associated with iron oxide based electrodes are their poor electrical conductivity and cycle stability. Therefore, a conductive carbon matrix has been added to the iron oxide based electrodes to improve the electrochemical performance. In this chapter, recent progress on iron oxide and its composite with different materials as electrode in supercapacitor is summarized. The various synergistic effects of nanocomposites and compositional engineering to enhance the electrochemical performance of iron oxide are also discussed.
Part of the book: Iron Oxide Nanoparticles