Electrospun graphene nanoplatelets-reinforced carbon nanofibers as potential supercapacitor electrode

W. K. Chee, H. N. Lim, Z. Zainal, I. Harrison, Y. Andou, N. M. Huang, M. Altarawneh, Z. T. Jiang

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Abstract

The combination of graphene nanoplatelets and carbon nanofibers were successfully fabricated by utilizing a one-step solution based on the electrospinning technique. A distinctive morphology was observed in which the platelets were suspended between the fibrous structure that significantly improved the specific capacitance of the nanofiber to 86.11 F g−1, twice the increment from its original structure. Furthermore, all of the graphene nanoplatelets-reinforced samples recorded an optimal performance of over 90% capacitive retention after 1000 continuous charge/discharge cycles, regardless of the GnP concentration. These findings indirectly reflect the potential of CNF as the electrode material in the fabrication of high performance supercapacitor devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-203
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume199
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon
  • Composite
  • Electrospinning
  • Graphene
  • Nanofiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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