The present study investigates a novel approach by which MnO2 nanoparticle and camphoric carbon nanobead blends are coated on Ti-foils for rechargeable energy storage applications. Depending on the amount of nanocarbon blended onto the MnO2 nanoflake system, these thin film nanocomposite electrodes can exhibit a specific mass capacitance value as high as 1020 F g-1. It has been shown that electrodes based on such a composite system can allow significant room for improvement in the cyclic stability of a rechargeable electrode system.© 2013 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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R. Ranjusha, Prathibha, V., Ramakrishna, S., A. Nair, S., Anjali, P., Subramanian, K. R. V., Sivakumar, N., Kim, T. N., Nair, S. V., and Balakrishnan, A., “Conductive blends of camphoric carbon nanobeads anchored with MnO 2 for high-performance rechargeable electrodes in battery/supercapacitor applications”, Scripta Materialia, vol. 68, pp. 881-884, 2013.