High-Performance Flexible Solid-State Supercapacitor with an Extended Nanoregime Interface through in Situ Polymer Electrolyte Generation

Bihag Anothumakkool, Arun Torris A. T., Sajna Veeliyath, Vidyanand Vijayakumar, Manohar V. Badiger, Sreekumar Kurungot
  • ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, January 2016, American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b09677

What is it about?

Here, we report an efficient strategy by which a significantly enhanced electrode–electrolyte interface in an electrode for supercapacitor application could be accomplished by allowing in situ polymer gel electrolyte generation inside the nanopores of the electrodes.

Why is it important?

Because the nature of the electrode–electrolyte interface is the major performance-determining factor in the case of many electrochemical energy storage/conversion systems, along with the supercapacitors, the developed process can also find applications in preparing electrodes for the devices such as lithium-ion batteries, metal–air batteries, polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, etc.

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The following have contributed to this page: Mr Arun Torris and Mr Vidyanand Vijayakumar