The effect of the presence of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) on the pseudocapacitive properties of manganese oxide (MnO2) is investigated using PEDOT/MnO2/multiwall carbon nanotube-based (MWNT) coaxial composites containing different PEDOT contents. To prepare these PEDOT/MnO2/MWNT coaxial composites, a nanometer-thick outer layer of PEDOT was electrochemically polymerized onto the MnO2/MWNT composite, without affecting the morphology of MnO2. The pseudocapacitive properties of the MnO2/MWNT and PEDOT/MnO2/MWNT composites were evaluated by cyclic voltammetry. By analysis of the voltammetric charge, the outermost PEDOT layer on the MnO2/MWNT composite was found to improve the rate capability mainly through acting as an electrically conductive layer, rather the specific capacitance of the MnO2/MWNT composite.
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