Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2023, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (6): 619-633.DOI: 10.15541/jim20220566

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MXene: Nanoengineering and Application as Electrode Materials for Supercapacitors

DING Ling1(), JIANG Rui1, TANG Zilong2, YANG Yunqiong3   

  1. 1. Coal Conversion and New Carbon Materials Hubei Key Laboratory, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430081, China
    2. CESI (Guangzhou) Standards & Testing Institute Co., Ltd., Guangzhou 510700, China
    3. School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu Ocean University, Lianyungang 222005, China
  • Received:2022-09-26 Revised:2022-11-21 Published:2022-12-09 Online:2022-12-09
  • About author:DING Ling (1976-), female, professor. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(51972242);Open Fund of Jiangsu Institute of Marine Resources Development(JSIMR202117)


Excessive emission of greenhouse gases has serious adverse effects on global climate. How to reduce carbon emissions has become a global problem. Supercapacitors have advantages of long cycle life, high power density and relatively low carbon emissions. Developing supercapacitor energy storage is an effective measure to build the reliable future energy system. In recent years, MXene materials have achievedgreat popularity in the field of supercapacitor energy storage applications due to their excellent hydrophilicity, electrical conductivity, high electrochemical stability, and surface chemical tunability. However, the serious self-stacking problem of MXene limits its performance in energy storage. Developing advanced MXene materials is critical for next generation high-performance electrochemical energy storage devices. This paper reviews the research progress of MXene material in the field of supercapacitor energy storage. Firstly, the structure and energy storage properties of MXene are introduced, followed by analysis of the energy storage mechanism of MXene. Secondly, nanoengineering of structure design to improve the performance of MXene electrode is depicted. Thirdly, structure-performance relationship of MXene composite materials and its latest research progress in application of supercapacitor are summarized. Finally, research and development trends of MXene as an electrode for supercapacitor are broadly prospected.

Key words: MXene, energy storage property, nanoengineering, composite material, supercapacitor, review

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