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Construction and Application of nanocellulose/graphene/MnO2 three-dimensional composites as potential electrode materials for supercapacitors

  • Yan-Yun Wang
  • Qing-Jin Fu
  • Yuan-Yuan Bai
  • Xiao Ning
  • Chun-Li YaoEmail author
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Abstract

The research on graphene–nanocellulose-based electrodes in supercapacitors has attracted more and more attention. We have innovatively prepared a carbon–biomass–metal oxide ternary aerogel electrode using a green hydrothermal method, successfully combining a graphene–nanocellulose–manganese dioxide electrode (MCGA) by loading MnO2 metal particles into a three-dimensional porous aerogel composed of graphene and nanocellulose. It is found that when the mass ratio of graphene, nanocellulose and MnO2 is 1:1:4, the obtained aerogel electrode MCGA1:1:4 shows the best electrochemical performance. The MCGA1:1:4 electrode exhibits a high specific capacitance of 212.73 F g−1 at 5 mV s−1 and extreme stability of 86.5% capacitance retention ratio after 5000 cycles at 2 A g−1. This ternary hybrid electrode based on biomass, carbon and metal oxides may become a trend in the development of high-performance supercapacitors.

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Acknowledgements

We completed this work with financial support of the National Key R&D Program of China (2017YFD0600804).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Key Laboratory of Lignocellulosic ChemistryBeijing Forestry UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.National Engineering Lab for Pulp and PaperChina National Pulp and Paper Research Institute Co. Ltd.BeijingChina

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