Review of MXene electrochemical microsupercapacitors

Qiu Jiang, Yongjiu Lei, Hanfeng Liang, Kai Xi, Chuan Xia, Husam N. Alshareef

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The rapid development of miniaturized and wearable electronics has stimulated growing needs for compatible miniaturized energy storage components. Owing to their unlimited lifetime and high-power density, miniaturized electrochemical capacitors (microsupercapacitors) are considered to be an attractive solution for the development of these microelectronics, but they often depend on the choice of electrode materials and fabrication protocols for scalable production. Recently, a new family of two-dimensional transition metal carbides, carbonitride and nitrides (referred to as MXenes) has shown great promise in advanced microsupercapacitors with high energy and power densities. This was achieved thanks to the high pseudocapacitance, metallic conductivity and ease of solution processing of MXene. In this review, recent progress on MXene synthesis, microstructure design, and fabrication strategies of MXene microsupercapacitors are discussed, and their electrochemical performance is summarized. Further, we briefly discuss the technical challenges and future directions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-95
Number of pages18
JournalEnergy Storage Materials
StatePublished - Jan 21 2020

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work is supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Authors thank Narendra Kurra (Drexel University) for helpful comments on the manuscript.


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