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Flexible and Free-Standing Reduced Graphene Oxide and Polypyrrole Coated Air-Laid Paper-Based Supercapacitor Electrodes

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posted on 2019-06-25, 22:13 authored by Chang Ma, Wen-Tao Cao, Wei Xin, Jing Bian, Ming-Guo Ma
Nowadays, the needs of bendable energy storage components are growing to match with the development of wearable devices. However, it is still a great challenge to fabricate flexible electrodes to keep the balance between the mechanical property and electrochemical performance. In this Article, a two-step simple method is developed to prepare a type of free-standing paper-based electrodes assembled by polypyrrole, reduced graphene oxide, and air-laid paper. The as-obtained hybrid paper electrodes are mechanical flexible and lightweight with outstanding specific capacitance (1685 mF cm–2 at 2 mA cm–2) and cycling stability (capacitance retention of 92.8% after cycling for 5000 times). The all-solid-state supercapacitor is assembled, which has a remarkable areal capacitance of 1408 mF cm–2, and a high areal energy density of 147 μWh cm–2. These results indicate that the hybrid paper has significant potential for the future wearable energy devices.