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Spring 4-13-2020


• Supercapacitors are a next-generation energy storage technology with high power and energy densities.

• Nanostructured electrodes maximize surface area and theoretical capacity; manganese oxides are low-cost, low-toxicity electrode materials.

• Electrospinning and thermal treatments are used to prepare nanofiber-based electrodes.

• Calcination conditions affect structure and composition of the ceramic fibers.

• The effects of calcination pressure and time on fiber properties are studied herein.


Molly Brockway is a Materials Science Ph.D. student from Anchorage, AK. Post-graduation she plans to move into industrial research. She holds a B.S. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Montana Tech.