Compositional effects of PEDOT-PSS/single walled carbon nanotube films on supercapacitor device performance

Dennis Antiohos, Glenn Folkes, Peter Sherrell, Syed Ashraf, Gordon G. Wallace, Phil Aitchison, Andrew T. Harris, Jun Chen, Andrew I. Minett

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Supercapacitors are promising energy storage and power output technologies due to their improved energy density, rapid charge-discharge cycle, high cycle efficiency and long cycle life. Free standing poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) poly(styrene sulfonate)/single walled nanotube films have been characterised by scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy and thermo-gravimetric analysis to understand the physical properties of the films. Films with varying compositions of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/poly(styrene sulfonate) and single walled nanotubes were compared by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge/discharge to understand their electrochemical properties. A comparison of the results shows that having single walled nanotubes dispersed throughout the polymer matrix increase the capacitance by 65% and the energy density by a factor of 3 whilst achieving good capacity retention over 1000 cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15987-15994
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

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