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MXene: a potential candidate for yarn supercapacitors

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The increasing developments in wearable electronics demand compatible power sources such as yarn supercapacitors (YSCs) that can effectively perform in a limited footprint. MXene nanosheets, which have been recently shown in the literature to possess ultra-high volumetric capacitance, were used in this study for the fabrication of YSCs in order to identify their potential merit and performance in YSCs. With the aid of a conductive binder (PEDOT-PSS), YSCs with high mass loading of MXene are demonstrated. These MXene-based YSCs exhibit excellent device performance and stability even under bending and twisting. This study demonstrates that MXene is a promising candidate for YSCs and its further development can lead to flexible power sources with sufficient performance for powering miniaturized and/or wearable electronics.

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The article was received on 05 Sep 2017, accepted on 06 Nov 2017 and first published on 07 Nov 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06619H
Nanoscale, 2017,9, 18604-18608

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    MXene: a potential candidate for yarn supercapacitors

    J. Zhang, S. Seyedin, Z. Gu, W. Yang, X. Wang and J. M. Razal, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 18604
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR06619H

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