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Acta Phys. Chim. Sin.  2014, Vol. 30 Issue (10): 1876-1882    DOI: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201407172
Synthesis of a Mesoporous Manganese Dioxide-Graphene Composite by a Simple Template-Free Strategy for High-Performance Supercapacitors
TANG Jia-Yong1, CAO Pei-Qi1, FU Yan-Bao2, LI Peng-Hui1, MA Xiao-Hua1
1. Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, P. R. Shanghai 200433, P. R. China;
2. Environmental and Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Amanganese dioxide (MnO2)-graphene composite material with a unique structure consisting of MnO2 surrounded by graphene sheets was prepared by a simple hydrothermal and thermal decomposition method. The morphology and structure of the obtained materials were examined by scanning electron microscopy, transition electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and N2 adsorption-desorption. Electrochemical properties were evaluated by cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge- discharge and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The specific surface area increased from 109 to 168 m2·g-1 for the composite containing 15% (w) graphene. The specific capacitance also increased from 294 to 454 F·g-1 at a current density of 0.2 A·g-1 in an aqueous electrolyte supercapacitor. Moreover, after 2000 cycles of a galvanostatic charge-discharge test, the hybrid electrode still had excellent cycle stability (92% retention rate).

Key wordsManganese oxide      Graphene      Composite      Supercapacitor      Hydrothermal method      Energy storage     
Received: 06 May 2014      Published: 17 July 2014
MSC2000:  O646  

The project was supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (51201035).

Corresponding Authors: MA Xiao-Hua     E-mail:
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TANG Jia-Yong, CAO Pei-Qi, FU Yan-Bao, LI Peng-Hui, MA Xiao-Hua. Synthesis of a Mesoporous Manganese Dioxide-Graphene Composite by a Simple Template-Free Strategy for High-Performance Supercapacitors. Acta Phys. Chim. Sin., 2014, 30(10): 1876-1882.

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