Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 46, Issue 22, pp 7328–7334 | Cite as

Composite films prepared by immersion deposition of manganese oxide in carbon nanotubes grown on graphite for supercapacitors

  • Lingchuan LiEmail author
  • Khalid Lafdi


Manganese oxide/carbon nanotube (CNT) composite films on graphite were prepared by growing CNTs on the substrate using chemical vapor deposition (CVD), followed by immersion in an aqueous solution of potassium permanganate. The CVD growth created favorable conditions for deposition of the oxide on the electrode, and an aligned porous structure of the composite films, which originated from the CNT growth, could be managed. Electrochemical behaviors of the CNT and the composite films for supercapacitors were studied in 1 M Na2SO4 solution. While the oxide deposition in the CNT films was identified as contributing to capacitance enhancement, it was also found that a mild heat treatment could improve performance of the composite films.


Composite Film Amorphous Carbon Manganese Oxide Immersion Time Potassium Permanganate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Dayton Research InstituteDaytonUSA

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