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, Volume 25, Issue 9, pp 4425–4436 | Cite as

Water-dispersible graphene–wrapped MnO2 nanospheres and their applications in coin cell supercapacitors

  • Siva Palanisamy
  • Arunkumar Prabhakaran Shyma
  • Surendhiran Srinivasan
  • Naveen kumar Rajendran
  • Rajendran VenkatachalamEmail author
Original Paper
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Abstract

A highly stable and more water-dispersible graphene (WDG) was synthesized using microwave-assisted ball milling technique. The WDG-wrapped MnO2 nanocomposites were prepared for two mass ratios of nanospheres and graphene sheets using reflux method. Comprehensive characterization of the prepared WDG-Mn1 and WDG-Mn2 hybrid nanocomposites was carried out to explore the electrochemical capacitance behaviors. The WDG-Mn1 and WDG-Mn2 electrodes showed capacitance performance of 130 F g−1 at 0.5 A g−1 and 178 F g−1 at 0.5 A g−1, respectively. The WDG-Mn2 electrode revealed enhanced capacitance performance, that is, 84% of its initial capacitance was retained even after repeating the cyclic voltammetry test for 3000 cycles. This study reveals the enhanced capacity performance in WDG-Mn2 nanocomposite hybrid materials for supercapacitors.

Keywords

Water-dispersible graphene Coin cell Supercapacitor Gel electrolyte Charge–discharge 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors acknowledge the support extended by Dr. M. Sathish, Scientist, CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi, in carrying out the battery cell test.

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Siva Palanisamy
    • 1
  • Arunkumar Prabhakaran Shyma
    • 1
  • Surendhiran Srinivasan
    • 1
  • Naveen kumar Rajendran
    • 1
  • Rajendran Venkatachalam
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Centre for Nano Science and TechnologyK.S. Rangasamy College of TechnologyTiruchengodeIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Nano Science and TechnologyDr. N G P Arts and Science CollegeCoimbatoreIndia

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