Thin, flexible supercapacitors made from carbon nanofiber electrodes decorated at room temperature with manganese oxide nanosheets

03 Oct 2017

We report the fabrication and electrochemical performance of a flexible thin film supercapacitor with a novel nanostructured composite electrode. The electrode was prepared byin situcoprecipitation of two-dimensional (2D) MnO2nanosheets at room temperature in the presence of carbon nanofibers (CNFs). The highest specific capacitance of 142 F/g was achieved for CNFs-MnO2electrodes in sandwiched assembly with PVA-H4SiW12O40·nH2O polyelectrolyte separator.