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A new strategy for integrating semiconducting SWCNTs into pseudo-cubic In2O3 heterostructures for solid-state symmetric supercapacitors with a superior stability and specific-capacitance

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Herein, we report a rapid one-step hydrothermal synthesis of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes/pseudo-cubic In2O3 heterostructures (s-S/IHs) and successfully demonstrate LED lighting by using symmetric solid-state supercapacitors (SSCs). This is a simple, scalable, proficient and in situ synthesis method to harvest materials that can be engaged as cutting-edge electrode materials for high-energy SSCs. The cost effective and environment-friendly s-S/IH conveys excellent electrochemical properties with a high specific capacitance (641.1 F g−1 at a current density of 1.8 A g−1) and tremendous rate capabilities with an excellent capacitance (335.1 F g−1 at a current density of 3.8 A g−1). The SSC devices with a maximum potential window of 1.2 V are fabricated by using two similar s-S/IH electrodes in order to justify the outstanding performance for real-life energy storage devices. Notably, the SSC devices offered a high specific capacitance (139.5 F g−1 at 2 A g−1), a high energy density (6.9 W h kg−1 at 234.3 W kg−1), an ultra-high power density (789.3 W kg−1 at 4.6 W h kg−1), and a remarkable cycling stability (91.8% specific capacitance retention rate after 5000 cycles). These extraordinary findings illustrate an insight into designing a nanocube In2O3 lattice deformed by very small concentration of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes that are economically affordable and environmentally harmonious for the fabrication and demonstration of high performance SSC devices.

Graphical abstract: A new strategy for integrating semiconducting SWCNTs into pseudo-cubic In2O3 heterostructures for solid-state symmetric supercapacitors with a superior stability and specific-capacitance

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The article was received on 13 Feb 2018, accepted on 05 Jul 2018 and first published on 06 Jul 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8TA01563E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018,6, 15253-15264
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    A new strategy for integrating semiconducting SWCNTs into pseudo-cubic In2O3 heterostructures for solid-state symmetric supercapacitors with a superior stability and specific-capacitance

    R. K. Mishra, J. H. Ryu, H. Kwon and S. H. Jin, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 15253
    DOI: 10.1039/C8TA01563E

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