A facile synthesis of hierarchical α-MnO2 nanofibers on 3D-graphene foam for supercapacitor application

Umakant M. Patil, Ji Soo Sohn, Sachin B. Kulkarni, Hyung Goo Park, Youngmo Jung, Kishor V. Gurav, Jae Hun Kim, Seong Chan Jun

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Prominence of current work mainly conveys synthesis of α-MnO 2 nanofibers on 3D-graphene foam (GF) by solution growth (SG) method and its proficient influence in electrochemical supercapacitors' performance. The α-MnO2 nanofibers are synthesized on graphene surface by using MnSO4 and ammonium persulfate as an oxidant. The results show formation of aggregated bundles (size about 15-30 nm) of 1D α-MnO 2 nanofibers on the graphene surface. In supercapacitor, the unique nanofibrous morphology of MnO2 on 3D GF electrode exhibits higher specific capacitance (670 F g-1) than on the conventional current collector (CC) electrode (440 F g-1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-139
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 15

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Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by the Pioneer Research Center Program ( 2010-0019313 ), and the Priority Research Centers Program ( 2009-0093823 ) through the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning .

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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