Flexible and wearable fiber shaped high voltage supercapacitors based on copper hexacyanoferrate and porous carbon coated carbon fiber electrodes

S. T. Senthilkumar, Junsoo Kim, Yu Wang, Haitao Huang, Youngsik Kim

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Abstract

In this work, we report the fabrication of a new high voltage hybrid fiber supercapacitor (HFSC) with porous carbon coated carbon fibers (PC@CFs) as the negative electrode and copper hexacyanoferrate coated carbon fibers (CuHCF@CFs) as the positive electrode. Carbon fibers (CFs) were used as both the substrate and the current collector due to their good conductivity, high flexibility, good mechanical strength, and light weight. The as-fabricated HFSC can be cycled reversibly in the range of 0-2 V and exhibits excellent electrochemical performance with a specific capacitance of 19.2 F g-1(68.2 mF cm-2or 3.1 F cm-3) and an energy density of 10.6 W h kg-1(180.85 μW h cm-2or 8.11 mW h cm-3), better than those reported in the previous literature. Additionally, the HFSCs have retained their original electrochemical performance even after bending, suggesting good flexibility of the device. The promising results show great potential in developing HFSCs with CuHCF@CFs and PC@CFs electrodes for practical wearable devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4934-4940
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume4
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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