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Research Article | Open Access

In situ reduced MXene/AuNPs composite toward enhanced charging/discharging and specific capacitance

Zixiang ZHENGa,Wei WUa,Tao YANGa( )Enhui WANGaZhentao DUbXinmei HOUa( )Tongxiang LIANGcHailong WANGd
Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Materials Genome Engineering, Collaborative Innovation Center of Steel Technology, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
MOE Key Laboratory of New Processing Technology for Non-ferrous Metals and Materials, Guangxi Key Laboratory of Processing for Non-ferrous Metals and Featured Materials, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Ganzhou 341000, China
School of Materials Science Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China

† Zixiang Zheng and Wei Wu contributed equally to this work.

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In this work, gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) decorated Ti3C2Tx nanosheets (MXene/AuNPs composite) are fabricated through a self-reduction reaction of Ti3C2Tx nanosheets with HAuCl4 aqueous solution. The obtained composite is characterized as AuNPs with the diameter of about 23 nm uniformly dispersing on Ti3C2Tx nanosheets without aggregation. The composite (MXene decorated on 4.8 wt% AuNPs) is further employed to construct supercapacitor for the first time with a higher specific capacitance of 278 F·g-1 at 5 mV·s-1 than that of pure Ti3C2Tx and 95% of cyclic stability after 10,000 cycles. Furthermore, MXene/AuNPs composite symmetric supercapacitor with filter paper as separator and H2SO4 as electrolyte, is assembled. The supercapacitor exhibits a high volumetric energy density of 8.82 Wh·L-1 at a power density of 264.6 W·L-1 and ultrafast-charging/ discharging performance. It exhibits as a promising candidate applied in integrated and flexible supercapacitors.

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Journal of Advanced Ceramics
Pages 1061-1071
Cite this article:
ZHENG Z, WU W, YANG T, et al. In situ reduced MXene/AuNPs composite toward enhanced charging/discharging and specific capacitance. Journal of Advanced Ceramics, 2021, 10(5): 1061-1071.








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Received: 04 February 2021
Revised: 28 April 2021
Accepted: 03 May 2021
Published: 16 September 2021
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