Microwave Assisted Synthesis of MoS2/PANI/ZnO Nanocomposites as a Working Electrode for Energy Storage Applications

J. Balavijayalakshmi* and S. Krithika

Deparment of Physics, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore-641004, India

*Corresponding author: E-mail: balavijayalakshmiroopa@gmail.com


Transition metal dichalcogenide and polyaniline doped zinc oxide nanocomposites influence the transition probabilities and electronic structure. In present study, the various concentrations of MoS2/PANI/ZnO nanocomposites are synthesized by microwave assisted method. These nanocomposites are characterized by using XRD, FESEM, HRTEM and FT-IR. The XRD results revealed an average crystallite size of synthesized nanocomposites, which was found to be 19-24 nm. The electrochemical properties of the nanocomposites are studied through the CV, EIS and GCD for the application of supercapacitor as an active electrode material. The MoS2/PANI/ZnO nanocomposites exhibited a specific capacitance of 577 F g-1 and also retained 90% of its initial specific capacitance even after 5000 cycles. Hence MoS2/PANI/ZnO nanocomposites have potential application for energy storage applications.


Molybdenum disulfide, Zinc oxide, Polyaniline, Energy storage, Electrochemical properties.

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