Reduced graphene oxide and polypyrrole/reduced graphene oxide composite coated stretchable fabric electrodes for supercapacitor application

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Abstract


  • The advent of self-powered functional garments has given rise to a demand for stretchable energy storage devices that are amendable to integration into textile structures. The electromaterials (anode, cathode and separator) are expected to sustain a deformation of 3% to 55% associated with body movement. Here, we report a stretchable fabric supercapacitor electrode using commonly available nylon lycra fabric as the substrate and graphene oxide (GO) as a dyestuff. It was prepared via a facile dyeing approach followed by a mild chemical reduction. This reduced graphene oxide (rGO) coated fabric electrode retains conductivity at an applied strain of up to 200%. It delivers a specific capacitance of 12.3 F g−1 at a scan rate of 5 mV s−1 in 1.0 M lithium sulfate aqueous solution. The capacitance is significantly increased to 114 F g−1 with the addition of a chemically synthesized polypyrrole (PPy) coating. This PPy-rGO-fabric electrode demonstrates an improved cycling stability and a higher capacitance at 50% strain when compared to the performance observed with no strain.

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  • 2015

Citation


  • Zhao, C., Shu, K., Wang, C., Gambhir, S. & Wallace, G. G. (2015). Reduced graphene oxide and polypyrrole/reduced graphene oxide composite coated stretchable fabric electrodes for supercapacitor application. Electrochimica Acta, 172 12-19.

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  • 2-s2.0-84930822363

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2474&context=aiimpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1472

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Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 12

End Page


  • 19

Volume


  • 172

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The advent of self-powered functional garments has given rise to a demand for stretchable energy storage devices that are amendable to integration into textile structures. The electromaterials (anode, cathode and separator) are expected to sustain a deformation of 3% to 55% associated with body movement. Here, we report a stretchable fabric supercapacitor electrode using commonly available nylon lycra fabric as the substrate and graphene oxide (GO) as a dyestuff. It was prepared via a facile dyeing approach followed by a mild chemical reduction. This reduced graphene oxide (rGO) coated fabric electrode retains conductivity at an applied strain of up to 200%. It delivers a specific capacitance of 12.3 F g−1 at a scan rate of 5 mV s−1 in 1.0 M lithium sulfate aqueous solution. The capacitance is significantly increased to 114 F g−1 with the addition of a chemically synthesized polypyrrole (PPy) coating. This PPy-rGO-fabric electrode demonstrates an improved cycling stability and a higher capacitance at 50% strain when compared to the performance observed with no strain.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Zhao, C., Shu, K., Wang, C., Gambhir, S. & Wallace, G. G. (2015). Reduced graphene oxide and polypyrrole/reduced graphene oxide composite coated stretchable fabric electrodes for supercapacitor application. Electrochimica Acta, 172 12-19.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84930822363

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2474&context=aiimpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1472

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 12

End Page


  • 19

Volume


  • 172

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom