An aqueous 2.1 V pseudocapacitor with MXene and V-MnO2 electrodes

Jiabin Wu, Qun Li, Christopher E. Shuck, Kathleen Maleski, Husam N. Alshareef, Jun Zhou, Yury Gogotsi, Liang Huang

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Abstract

MXenes have shown record-breaking redox capacitance in aqueous electrolytes, but in a limited voltage window due to oxidation under anodic potential and hydrogen evolution under high cathodic potential. Coupling Ti3C2Tx MXene negative electrode with RuO2 or carbon-based positive electrodes expanded the voltage window in sulfuric acid electrolyte to about 1.5 V. Here, we present an asymmetric pseudocapacitor using abundant and eco-friendly vanadium doped MnO2 as the positive and Ti3C2Tx MXene as the negative electrode in a neutral 1 M Li2SO4 electrolyte. This all-pseudocapacitive asymmetric device not only uses a safer electrolyte and is a much less expensive counter-electrode than RuO2, but also can operate within a 2.1 V voltage window, leading to a maximum energy density of 46 Wh/kg. This study also demonstrates the possibility of using MXene electrodes to expand the working voltage window of traditional redox-capable materials.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNano Research
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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