Aqueous manganese dioxide ink for paper-based capacitive energy storage devices

Jiasheng Qian, Huanyu Jin, Bolei Chen, Mei Lin, Wei Lu, Wing Man Tang, Wei Xiong, Lai Wa Helen Chan, Shu Ping Lau, Jikang Yuan

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KGaA, Weinheim. Abstract We report a simple approach based on a chemical reduction method to synthesize aqueous inorganic ink comprised of hexagonal MnO2nanosheets. The MnO2ink exhibits long-term stability and continuous thin films can be formed on various substrates without using any binder. To obtain a flexible electrode for capacitive energy storage, the MnO2ink was printed onto commercially available A4 paper pretreated with multiwalled carbon nanotubes. The electrode exhibited a maximum specific capacitance of 1035 Fg-1(91.7 mFcm-2). Paper-based symmetric and asymmetric capacitors were assembled, which gave a maximum specific energy density of 25.3 Whkg-1and a power density of 81 kWkg-1. The device could maintain a 98.9% capacitance retention over 10000 cycles at 4 Ag-1. The MnO2ink could be a versatile candidate for large-scale production of flexible and printable electronic devices for energy storage and conversion. Printing the future: A simple chemical reduction method has been used to synthesize aqueous MnO2ink that exhibits long-term stability and can form continuous thin films on various substrates without the need for any binder. The as-prepared MnO2ink can also be coated onto conductive A4 paper to form capacitive energy storage devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6800-6803
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015


  • electrochemistry
  • energy-storage devices
  • metal oxides
  • MnO ink 2
  • thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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