Rational design of coaxial mesoporous birnessite manganese dioxide/amorphous-carbon nanotubes arrays for advanced asymmetric supercapacitors

Shijin Zhu, Jie Zhang, Junjun Ma, Yuxin Zhang, Kexin Yao

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Coaxial mesoporous MnO2/amorphous-carbon nanotubes have been synthesized via a facile and cost-effective strategy at room temperature. The coaxial double nanotubes of inner (outer) MnO2 and outer (inner) amorphous carbon can be obtained via fine tuning the preparative factors (e.g., deposition order and processing temperature). Furthermore, the electrochemical properties of the coaxial nanotubes were evaluated by cycle voltammetric (CV) and galvanostatic charge-discharge (GC) measurements. The as-prepared coaxial double nanotubes of outer MnO2 and inner amorphous carbon exhibit the optimized pseudocapacitance performance (362 F g-1) with good cycling stability, and ideal rate capability owning to the unique nanostructures. When assembled into two-electrode asymmetric supercapacitor, an energy density of 22.56 W h kg-1 at a power density of 224.9 W kg-1 is obtained. These findings provide a new and facile approach to fabricate high-performance electrode for supercapacitors.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-561
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Power Sources
StatePublished - Mar 2015

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial supports provided by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 51104194 and 51104121), National Key laboratory of Fundamental Science of Micro/Nano-device and System Technology (2013MS06, Chongqing University), State Education Ministry and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Project no. CDJZR14135501 and CDJZR13130035, Chongqing University, PR China). The authors acknowledge support on materials characterization by Dr. Gang Li in Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research, Xi'an 710016, PR China.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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