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Electrospun graphene nanoplatelets-reinforced carbon nanofibers as potential supercapacitor electrode

Chee, W.K., Lim, H.N., Zainal, Z., Harrison, I., Andou, Y., Huang, N.M., Altarawneh, M.ORCID: 0000-0002-2832-3886 and Jiang, Z-T (2017) Electrospun graphene nanoplatelets-reinforced carbon nanofibers as potential supercapacitor electrode. Materials Letters, 199 . pp. 200-203.

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The combination of graphene nanoplatelets and carbon nanofibers were successfully fabricated by utilizing a one-step solution based on the electrospinning technique. A distinctive morphology was observed in which the platelets were suspended between the fibrous structure that significantly improved the specific capacitance of the nanofiber to 86.11 F g−1, twice the increment from its original structure. Furthermore, all of the graphene nanoplatelets-reinforced samples recorded an optimal performance of over 90% capacitive retention after 1000 continuous charge/discharge cycles, regardless of the GnP concentration. These findings indirectly reflect the potential of CNF as the electrode material in the fabrication of high performance supercapacitor devices.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Copyright: © 2017 Published by Elsevier B.V.
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