Electrochemical influence of nano-spherical RuO2.xH2O thin film on nickel adhesion layer as an anode via short-time pulse current technique for energy storage in rechargeable batteries

R. M. Gnanamuthu, S. Mohan, Mahmoud Al Ahmad, R. Arunachalam, J. Maharaja, Rohit Bhagat

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Hydrous ruthenium oxide (RuO2.xH2O) is successfully deposited on nickel (Ni) flashed layer, for the first time, to be used as nano-structured electrodes to enhance the energy storage capabilities. The optimized nanostructured RuO2.xH2O on Ni thin layer is prepared using short-time pulse electrodeposition technique at 10% duty cycle, 25 Hz frequency and peak current of 1 A/dm2 on Cu foil substrate. The surface analysis of the prepared electrodes shows crystalline and Ru nano-particles forest sizes are ranging from 200 to 50 arranged in an ordered pattern, which is favorable for electrochemical Li-ion intercalation-de-intercalation reactions in the battery system. The discharge-charge reactions exhibit 89% columbic efficiency at 1st cycle. Moreover, the capacities are significantly improved at the end of 25th cycle with the good stability. The measured capacities of 771 mAh g-1 and 743 mAh g-1 with 96.3% at 0.1C rate to cutoff potential of 0.01 and 2 V vs. Li/Li+ were recorded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A1793-A1797
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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