Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxypyrrole) Enwrapped Bi2S3 Nanoflowers for Rigid and Flexible Supercapacitors

Mukkabla, R and M, Deepa and Srivastava, A K (2015) Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxypyrrole) Enwrapped Bi2S3 Nanoflowers for Rigid and Flexible Supercapacitors. Electrochimica Acta, 164. pp. 171-181. ISSN 0013-4686

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A hybrid material composed of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxypyrrole) or (PEDOP) enwrapped Bi2S3 nanoflowers was synthesized for the first time for use as supercapacitor electrodes. The Bi2S3 nanoflowers were enveloped by a sheath of PEDOP, during the course of electropolymerization and uniform coatings of PEDOP/Bi2S3 hybrid were deposited on rigid and flexible current collectors. Asymmetric supercapacitors were constructed using the PEDOP/Bi2S3 hybrid and graphite (Gr) as working and counter electrodes. The electrochemical specific capacitance of the hybrid based cell (201 F g−1) was found to be 3.58 times greater than that of the pristine polymer (56 F g−1), at the same current density of 1 A g−1. The PEDOP/Bi2S3-Gr cell delivered energy and power densities of 100.5 Wh kg−1 and 0.5 kW kg−1 respectively. The Bi2S3 nanoflowers also furnish a robust support to PEDOP, which was reflected in an excellent rate capability, for the hybrid sustains high currents, without incurring a significant loss in capacitance, and good durability upon repeated switching between doped and dedoped states. A flexible supercapacitor was also fabricated with the PEDOP/Bi2S3 hybrid and it delivered a capacitance of 329 F g−1 (at 0.4 A g−1), thus indicating the promise the hybrid holds for realizing scalable, but lightweight high performance supercapacitors.

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Additional Information: XRD patterns and Raman spectra of polymer, Bi2S3 and hybrid, SC values of cells, charge-discharge performance of a Gr-Gr cell and FE-SEM images of the graphite electrode, C-fabric, PEDOP/Bi2S3 coated C-fabric electrodes are available.
Uncontrolled Keywords: conducting polymer; electrochemical; hybrid; metal sulfide; pseudocapacitor
Subjects: Chemistry
Divisions: Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 08:57
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 07:22
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1340
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2015.02.185
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0013-4686/
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