Vanadium telluride nanoparticles on MWCNTs prepared by successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction for solid-state supercapacitor

Bidhan Pandit, Sachin R. Rondiya, Russell W. Cross, Nelson Y. Dzade, Babasaheb R. Sankapal

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Anchoring of vanadium telluride (VxTey) nanoparticles onto the exterior layer of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) has been successfully employed at room temperature (300 K) as first report by using successive ionic layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) to yield VxTey/MWCNTs surface architecture. Mutualistic contribution from ion insertion/extraction introduced non-stoichiometric vanadium telluride with electric double-layer involved MWCNTs have been unified to enrich excellent electrochemical performance. Three-electrode system configured VxTey/MWCNTs electrode yields 16-fold enhancement in specific capacitance compared to the bare MWCNTs electrode. Achieved performance forced us to construct flexible solid-state supercapacitor device (FSS-SC). Symmetric electrode embedded with PVA-LiClO4 gel mediator harvests remarkable 2 V voltage window to gain 34.5 Wh/kg energy density and 0.7 kW/kg power density. Cycling over 10000 replications confirms the pronounced (82.5 %) stability of designed device and growing LED enables practical evidence; demonstrating its capacity as efficient energy storage device. Correlated density functional theory (DFT) has been manifested to confirm synergistic interactions between the VxTey and MWCNTs, and a corresponding enhancement in the electron density at the Fermi level of VxTey/MWCNTs describes the insight origin for enhanced supercapacitance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number132505
JournalChemical Engineering Journal
StatePublished - Feb 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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