Rechargeable Zn/PEDOT battery with an imidazolium-based ionic liquid as the electrolyte

Tristan James Simons, Maitane Salsamendi, Patrick Craig Howlett, Maria Forsyth, Douglas Robert Macfarlane, Ana Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo

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A non-aqueous secondary battery has been constructed by using Zn metal as the anode and chemically synthesised PEDOT as the cathode, with a 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium dicyanamide ionic liquid as the electrolyte, which avoids dendritic growth processes on the Zn surface upon charge/discharge cycling. The novel Zn/PEDOT rechargeable cell shows high efficiency and cycling ability, performing over 320 cycles with no indication of short circuit. Both the Zn and PEDOT surfaces showed minimal signs of degradation, suggesting that a Zn/PEDOT electrochemical device would be capable of extended cycle life under numerous charge/discharge cycles. (c) 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2071-2078
Number of pages8
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • energy storage
  • ionic liquids
  • rechargeable batteries
  • zinc

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