Electrodeposition of alpha-MnO2/gamma-MnO2 on Carbon Nanotube for Yarn Supercapacitor

Jae-Hun Jeong, Jong Woo Park, Duck Weon Lee, Ray H. Baughman, Seon Jeong Kim*

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Yarn supercapacitors have attracted renewed interest as promising energy storage for wearable devices due to their lightweight, long cycling lifetime and excellent weavability. There has been much effort to fabricate high performance yarn supercapacitor by depositing pseudo-capacitive materials on the outer surface of the carbon fibers. However, a key challenge still remains to achieve high capacitance and high mass loading without sacrificing the cycling stability. Herein, we perform a phase-controlled of MnO2 at various deposition temperatures with ultrahigh mass loading of 11 mg/cm(2) on a MWNT sheets and fabricate it to yarn structure to achieve high capacitance without decreasing in the electrochemical performance. The structure of optimized sample (MnO2/CNTs-60, deposition at 60 degrees C) consists of the composite of primary alpha-MnO2 nanosheets and secondary gamma-MnO2 nanoparticles. The heteronanostructures of MnO2 provide facile ionic and electric transport in the yarn electrode, resulting in improvement of electrochemical performance and cycling stability. The MnO2/CNTs-60 yarn electrode with ultrahigh mass loading delivers a high areal capacitance of 3.54 F/cm(2) at 1 mA/cm(2) and an excellent rate capability. Finally, the MnO2/CNTs-60 device exhibits an outstanding high areal energy density of 93.8 mu Wh/cm(2) at the power density of 193 mu W/cm(2), which is superior to previously reported symmetric yarn supercapacitors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11271
Number of pages8
JournalScientific Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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