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Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin.  2010, Vol. 26 Issue (02): 291-298    DOI: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20100227
Copolymerization and Capacitive Performance of Composite Carbon Nanotubes/Polyaniline/Nickel Hexacyanoferrate Films
ZANG Yang, HAO Xiao-Gang, WANG Zhong-De, ZHANG Zhong-Lin, LIU Shi-Bin
College of Chemistry &Chemical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, P. R. China
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Electroactive composite films of carbon nanotubes/polyaniline/nickel hexacyanoferrate (CNTs/PANI/NiHCF) were synthesized on platinum substrates modified with CNTs by a one-step co-polymerization using cyclic voltammetry. The composite films were characterized by Fourier transforminfrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Cyclic voltammetry (CV), galvanostatic charge/discharge, and electrochemical impedance spectroscope (EIS) methods were used to study the cycling stability and the electrochemical capacitive performance of the CNTs/PANI/NiHCF films. Results showed that three-dimensional porous network composite films with uniform distributions of PANI and NiHCF nanoparticles on the CNTs were formed by this new method. The specific capacitance of the inorganic-organic hybrid films were 262.28 F·g-1 with a specific energy of 29.51 Wh·kg-1 at a current density of 2 mA·cm-2. The specific power was 10228.61 W·kg-1 at a current density of 10 mA·cm-2. Meanwhile, CNTs/PANI/NiHCF films showed a capacity decay of only 19.92% after 2000 charge/discharge cycles and had a coulombic efficiency of over 99%. Therefore, the composite films exhibit outstanding power performance, fast dynamics of charge transport and are excellent materials for use in supercapacitors.

Key wordsSupercapacitor      Polyaniline      Nickel hexacyanoferrate      Carbon nanotube      Composite film      Electrochemical co-polymerization      Capacitive performance     
Received: 31 August 2009      Published: 31 December 2009
MSC2000:  O646  
Corresponding Authors: HAO Xiao-Gang     E-mail:
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ZANG Yang, HAO Xiao-Gang, WANG Zhong-De, ZHANG Zhong-Lin, LIU Shi-Bin. Copolymerization and Capacitive Performance of Composite Carbon Nanotubes/Polyaniline/Nickel Hexacyanoferrate Films. Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin., 2010, 26(02): 291-298.

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