Nanomaterials: Application & Properties, Nanomaterials: Application & Properties '2012

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Composite Material for Supercapacitors Formed by Polymerization of Aniline in the Presence of Graphene Oxide Nanosheets
Yuri Makarovich Shulga, S. A. Baskakov, V. V. Abalyaeva, O. N. Efimov, N. Y. Shulga, A. Michtchenko, L. Lartundo-Rojas, L. A. Moreno-Rojas, J. G. Cabanas-Moreno

Last modified: 2012-08-17


The composite material was obtained by the polymerization of aniline in the presence of graphene oxide nanosheets (GONS). The resulting composite PANi (72%) - GONS (28%) was investigated by methods such as XPS, TGA, Raman and IR spectroscopy, and so on. It was established that a partial reduction of graphene oxide takes part in course of the polymerization. Specific capacitance of the PANi-GONS electrode in 1M H2SO4, corresponding to its discharge from 0.700 to 0.052 V, was found to be 547 F/g. But, if in the calculation of the capacitance include a shallow part of the discharge curve (below 0.15 V), one can obtain the value of specific capacity greater than 1200 F/g.

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