Electrochemistry of Titanium Carbide MXenes in Supercapacitor

Small Methods. 2023 Aug;7(8):e2201724. doi: 10.1002/smtd.202201724. Epub 2023 May 1.


Novel electrode materials are always explored to achieve better performance of supercapacitors. Titanium carbide MXenes, Ti3 C2 Tx , are one of the very promising candidates for electrode materials in supercapacitors due to their unique structural and ion storage properties as 2D materials. Their large specific surface area, adjustable functionalized surface terminals, high electrical conductivities, hydrophilicity, and high Faradaic capacitance, also known widely but confusingly as pseudocapacitance, are highly desirable for making high-performance electrodes with increased dis-/charging rates and capacities. Herein, some selective electrochemical considerations of Ti3 C2 Tx MXenes for uses in supercapacitors are critically reviewed and assessed, aiming at a better fundamental understanding of the electrochemical basics and processes in Ti3 C2 Tx MXene-based electrode materials for supercapacitor applications.

Keywords: Faraday capacitance; MXenes; Ti3C2Tx; electrochemical performance; supercapacitors.

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