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Keywords:

  • electrolytes;
  • p-phenylenediamine;
  • redox chemistry;
  • single-wall carbon nanotubes;
  • supercapacitors

Abstract

In order to achieve pesudocapacitive performance of single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) electrodes, a high-efficient and reversible redox strategy utilizing a redox-mediated electrolyte for SWCNT-based supercapacitors is reported. In this novel redox-mediated electrolyte, the single-electrode specific capacitance of the supercapacitor is heightened four times, reaching C=162.66 F g−1 at 1 A g−1. The quick charge-discharge ability of the supercapacitor is also enhanced, and the relaxation time is as low as 0.58 s. Furthermore, the supercapacitor shows an excellent cycling performance of 96.51 % retention after 4000 cycles. The remarkable results presented here illustrate that the redox strategy is a facile and straightforward approach to improve the performances of SWCNT electrodes.