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Front. Mater. | doi: 10.3389/fmats.2019.00208

Fabrication and electrochemical performance of Al-doped ZnO nanosheets on graphene-based flexible substrates

  • 1Shaanxi University of Technology, China

In this work, Al-doped ZnO nanosheets (NSs) were successfully synthesized on graphene-coated polyethylene terephthalate (GPET) flexible substrate by hydrothermal method. Studies have indicated that with the addition of Al3+, the nanostructure of ZnO gradually grows from nanorods (NRs) to NSs, and the (100), (002) and (101) diffraction peak strength of ZnO that grow perpendicular to the substrate along the c-axis weakened. The mechanism of hydrothermal growth of Al-doped ZnO/GPET was also studied. The electrochemical properties of the samples were investigated by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and it is concluded that Al-doped ZnO NSs grown on GPET substrates has better capacitance performance than undoped ZnO NRs.

Keywords: ZnO, Al-doped, Hydrothermal method, graphene-based flexible substrates, Electrochemical performance

Received: 22 Jun 2019; Accepted: 12 Aug 2019.

Edited by:

Wenyao Li, Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences, China

Reviewed by:

Xuenian Chen, Henan Normal University, China
Jun Li, Tsinghua University, China  

Copyright: © 2019 Yu, Rong, Ren, Jiang and Li. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Qi Yu, Shaanxi University of Technology, Hanzhong, Shaanxi, China, kukukoko2004@163.com