Electrochemical characterization of single-layer MnO 2 nanosheets as a high-capacitance pseudocapacitor electrode

Kazuya Kai, Yoji Kobayashi, Yuki Yamada, Kohei Miyazaki, Takeshi Abe, Yoshiharu Uchimoto, Hiroshi Kageyama

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Abstract

A MnO 2/carbon composite comprised of single layer MnO 2 nanosheets and acetylene black (AB) was assembled by simply mixing a MnO 2 nanosheet colloidal suspension and AB suspension. MnO 2 nanosheets were synthesized by a one-pot procedure and adsorbed onto AB aggregates as a single layer (monosheets) through electrostatic interactions. The one-pot synthesis ensures no unexfoliated material, unlike previous preparations. Galvanostatic charge-discharge measurements and cyclic voltammetry in organic electrolytes demonstrate that the MnO 2/AB composite exhibits an excellent specific capacity and capacitance of 400 mA h g -1 and 739 F g -1, respectively, at a scan rate of 1 mV s -1. The obtained specific capacity considerably exceeds the theoretical capacity; this can be explained by the extremely high fraction of single layer sheets from the one-pot procedure. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14691-14695
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume22
Issue number29
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 7 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)

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