Bicontinuous nanotubular graphene-polypyrrole hybrid for high performance flexible supercapacitors

Hamzeh Kashani, Luyang Chen, Yoshikazu Ito, Jiuhui Han, Akihiko Hirata, Mingwei Chen*

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Conductive polymers, particularly polypyrrole (PPy), are emerging as promising electrode materials for flexible supercapacitors because of their high pseudocapacitance, low density, high mechanical flexibility and low material costs. However, the practical implementations of PPy based supercapacitors have been prevented by the poor charge/discharge rate capability and low cycle stability. In this study we report a novel three dimensional interconnected nanotubular graphene-PPy (nt-GPPy) hybrid by incorporating PPy into highly conductive and stable nanoporous graphene. The bicontinuous nanotubular hybrid material with a large specific surface area and high conductivity demonstrates significant enhancement in supercapacitance performance of PPy in terms of high specific capacitance, excellent cycling stability and high rate capability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-400
Number of pages10
JournalNano Energy
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Nanoporous graphene
  • Nanoporous metals
  • Polypyrrole
  • Supercapacitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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