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Flexible supercapacitors based on cloth-supported electrodes of conducting polymer nanowire array/SWCNT composites

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Abstract

In this study, a flexible supercapacitor based on cloth-supported single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and a conducting polyaniline (PANI) nanowire array composite electrode is designed and assembled. A non-woven wiper cloth is used as a flexible substrate to produce a conductive SWCNT/cloth composite by dip coating it in the SWCNT ink. PANI nanowire arrays are then successfully deposited onto the surface of the SWCNT/cloth composite through dilute polymerization to obtain the PANI/SWCNT/cloth composite electrode, which is used to assemble the flexible supercapacitor directly. The PANI/SWCNT/cloth electrode for flexible supercapacitors possesses the merits of large capacitance (410 F gāˆ’1), high rate capability, and good stability, which may lead to its future potential application in high-performance flexible devices.

Graphical abstract: Flexible supercapacitors based on cloth-supported electrodes of conducting polymer nanowire array/SWCNT composites

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The article was received on 17 May 2011, accepted on 03 Aug 2011 and first published on 20 Sep 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM13722K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 16373-16378
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    Flexible supercapacitors based on cloth-supported electrodes of conducting polymer nanowire array/SWCNT composites

    K. Wang, P. Zhao, X. Zhou, H. Wu and Z. Wei, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 16373
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM13722K

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