Reversibly deformable and highly performing solid-state yarn supercapacitors are obtained using MnO2-deposited microcoiled yarn electrodes. The core(CNT)-shell(MnO2)-structured coiled electrodes achieve high stretchability (37.5%) without the help of elastomeric substrates, minimizing the size of the supercapacitors. Therefore, high specific capacitances of 34.6 F cm−3, 61.25 mF cm−2, and 2.72 mF cm−1 are achieved for coiled supercapacitors without impairing mechanical stretchability or electrochemical cyclability.
Choi, C., Sim, H. Jun., Spinks, G. M., Lepró, X., Baughman, R. H. & Kim, S. Jeong. (2016). Elastomeric and dynamic MnO2/CNT core-shell structure coiled yarn supercapacitor. Advanced Energy Materials, 6 (5), 1502119-1-1502119-8.