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Nanostructured carbon–metal oxide composite electrodes for supercapacitors: a review

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This paper presents a review of the research progress in the carbon–metal oxide composites for supercapacitor electrodes. In the past decade, various carbon–metal oxide composite electrodes have been developed by integrating metal oxides into different carbon nanostructures including zero-dimensional carbon nanoparticles, one-dimensional nanostructures (carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers), two-dimensional nanosheets (graphene and reduced graphene oxides) as well as three-dimensional porous carbon nano-architectures. This paper has described the constituent, the structure and the properties of the carbon–metal oxide composites. An emphasis is placed on the synergistic effects of the composite on the performance of supercapacitors in terms of specific capacitance, energy density, power density, rate capability and cyclic stability. This paper has also discussed the physico-chemical processes such as charge transport, ion diffusion and redox reactions involved in supercapacitors.

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The article was received on 27 Jul 2012, accepted on 10 Oct 2012 and first published on 23 Oct 2012


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32040A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2013,5, 72-88
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    Nanostructured carbon–metal oxide composite electrodes for supercapacitors: a review

    M. Zhi, C. Xiang, J. Li, M. Li and N. Wu, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 72
    DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32040A

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