Graphene-MnFe2O4-polypyrrole ternary hybrids with synergistic effect for supercapacitor electrode

Tran Viet Thu, To Van Nguyen, Xuan Duong Le, The Son Le, Vu Van Thuy, Tran Quang Huy, Quang Duc Truong

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Hybridization of dissimilar materials is a promising solution to improve desired properties in various applications. Herein, we chemically grew a conductive polymer (polypyrrole, PPy) on graphene-supported manganese ferrite microspheres (MG, ∼344 nm in size) to form PPy/MG hybrids at various PPy contents (20, 33.3, and 42.9 wt%). PPy, MG binary, and PPy/MG ternary hybrids were comprehensively characterized to correlate their structure, morphology, and properties. Electrochemical measurements revealed a significantly enhancement of capacitive performances of PPy/MG as comparison to those of each component. Consequently, the combination of PPy and MG resulted in maximum specific capacitance of 147.2 F/g at scan rate of 10 mV/s or 66.1 F/g at current density of 0.5 A/g. These synergistic and cooperative effects are attributed to reduced diffusion resistance in the PPy/MG hybrids. This work thus suggests an efficient strategy to develop high-performance material for supercapacitor electrode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-160
Number of pages10
JournalElectrochimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug 10


  • Graphene oxide
  • MnFeO
  • Polypyrrole
  • Supercapacitor
  • Synergistic effect
  • Ternary hybrids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry


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