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Highly Conductive Ti3C2Tx MXene Hybrid Fibers for Flexible and Elastic Fiber-Shaped Supercapacitors

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Shayan Seyedin

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Abstract

Fiber‐shaped supercapacitors (FSCs) are promising energy storage solutions for powering miniaturized or wearable electronics. However, the scalable fabrication of fiber electrodes with high electrical conductivity and excellent energy storage performance for use in FSCs remains a challenge. Here, an easily scalable one‐step wet‐spinning approach is reported to fabricate highly conductive fibers using hybrid formulations of Ti3C2Tx MXene nanosheets and poly(3,4‐ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrene sulfonate. This approach produces fibers with a record conductivity of ≈1489 S cm−1, which is about five times higher than other reported Ti3C2Tx MXene‐based fibers (up to ≈290 S cm−1). The hybrid fiber at ≈70 wt% MXene shows a high volumetric capacitance (≈614.5 F cm−3 at 5 mV s−1) and an excellent rate performance (≈375.2 F cm−3 at 1000 mV s−1). When assembled into a free‐standing FSC, the energy and power densities of the device reach ≈7.13 Wh cm−3 and ≈8249 mW cm−3, respectively. The excellent strength and flexibility of the hybrid fibers allow them to be wrapped on a silicone elastomer fiber to achieve an elastic FSC with 96% capacitance retention when cyclically stretched to 100% strain. This work demonstrates the potential of MXene‐based fiber electrodes and their scalable production for fiber‐based energy storage applications.


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Author(s): Zhang J, Seyedin S, Qin S, Wang Z, Moradi S, Yang F, Lynch PA, Yang W, Liu J, Wang X, Razal JM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Small

Year: 2019

Volume: 15

Issue: 8

Pages: 1804732

Print publication date: 22/02/2019

Online publication date: 17/01/2019

Acceptance date: 09/01/2019

ISSN (print): 1613-6810

ISSN (electronic): 1613-6829

Publisher: Wiley

URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201804732

DOI: 10.1002/smll.201804732


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