Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 725–729

A non-aqueous electrolyte-based asymmetric supercapacitor with polymer and metal oxide/multiwalled carbon nanotube electrodes

Authors

  • F. Estaline Amitha
    • Alternative Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of Technology Madras
  • A. Leela Mohana Reddy
    • Alternative Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of Technology Madras
    • Alternative Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of Technology Madras
Brief Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-008-9497-6

Cite this article as:
Estaline Amitha, F., Leela Mohana Reddy, A. & Ramaprabhu, S. J Nanopart Res (2009) 11: 725. doi:10.1007/s11051-008-9497-6

Abstract

A supercapacitor using non-aqueous electrolyte and multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNTs) nanocomposite electrodes has been designed with polymer and metal oxide loaded carbon nanotubes as electrodes. These nanocomposites were coated on the carbon paper with Nafion solution to obtain the flexible electrodes. Carbon paper with the nanocomposite coating was pressed on either sides of the Nafion membrane, which acts both as a separator and as an electrolyte. The performance of asymmetric assembly of electrochemical double layer capacitor with polymer- and metal oxide-dispersed MWNTs composite materials with non-aqueous Nafion electrolyte is compared with symmetric assemblies, and the results are discussed.

Keywords

Solid Nafion electrolyte MWNTs PANI/MWNTs and TiO2/MWNTs Asymmetric supercapacitor Nanocomposites

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