An Interwoven Network of MnO2 Nanowires and Carbon Nanotubes as the Anode for Bendable Lithium-Ion Batteries

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  • Shu Jing Ee,

    1. Division of Bioengineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, 637457 (Singapore)
    2. GlobalFoundries Singapore, 60 Woodlands Industrial Park D Street 2,738406 (Singapore)
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  • Dr. Hongchang Pang,

    1. Division of Bioengineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, 637457 (Singapore)
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  • Dr. Ulaganathan Mani,

    1. Energy Research Institute, Nanyang Technological University, 1 CleanTech Loop, 637141 (Singapore)
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  • Assoc. Prof. Qingyu Yan,

    1. Energy Research Institute, Nanyang Technological University, 1 CleanTech Loop, 637141 (Singapore)
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  • Siong Luong Ting,

    1. Division of Bioengineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, 637457 (Singapore)
    2. GlobalFoundries Singapore, 60 Woodlands Industrial Park D Street 2,738406 (Singapore)
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  • Assoc. Prof. Peng Chen

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Bioengineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, 637457 (Singapore)
    • Division of Bioengineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 70 Nanyang Drive, 637457 (Singapore)

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Abstract

A porous interwoven network is synthesized, consisting of ultralong MnO2 nanowires and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Serving as the anode for a lithium-ion battery, this nanocomposite demonstrates excellent performance due to the synergistic integration of these two 1D materials. Taking advantage of the excellent flexibility and strength of this MnO2–MWCNT network, a full, bendable battery is made that offers high capacity, cycling stability, and low cost.

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