Doping Effect of Polyaniline/MWCNT Composites on Capacitance and Cyclic Stability of Supercapacitors
Polyaniline doped by Zn2+ ions was synthesized as nanocomposites with multiwalled carbon nano-tubes (MWCNT) by in-situ oxidative polymerization and investigated as electrode material for supercapacitors. The uniform coating of polyaniline on MWCNT was characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The effect of Zn2+ ions on nanocomposites were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The electrochemical performances were investigated by cyclic voltam-metry (CV), constant current charging/discharging cyclic test (CC) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) using a three-electrode system. The doped polyaniline composites show higher specific capacitance and better cyclic stability.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2012
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