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Functionalised polyterthiophenes as anode materials in polymer/polymer batteries

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A functionalised polyterthiophene, poly(3'-styryl-4,4 ''-didecyloxyterthiophene) (poly(OC(10)DASTT)), was investigated as an anode coupled with a polypyrrole cathode in a battery with a lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) in 1:1 ethylene carbonate (EC):dimethylcarbonate (DMC) electrolyte. The polymer was electrodeposited on stainless steel mesh and Ni/Cu-coated nonwoven polyester fabric. A discharge capacity of 45.2 mAh/g was obtained for the battery constructed using poly(OC(10)DASTT) on a Ni/Cu-coated fabric as the anode. An alternative anode material, poly(4,4 ''-didecyloxyterthiophene) (poly(OC10STT)) was electropolymerised on Ni/Cu-coated fabric, and exhibited a maximum discharge capacity of 94.7 mAh/g. The capacity decreased for both polymers with repeated charge/discharge cycling. This deterioration is attributed to mechanical degradation of the polymer as evidenced by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Wang, C., Tsekouras, G., Wagner, P. W., Gambhir, S., Too, C. O., Officer, D. L. & Wallace, G. G. (2010). Functionalised polyterthiophenes as anode materials in polymer/polymer batteries. Synthetic Metals, 160 (1-2), 76-82.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-72549109481

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/423

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 76

End Page


  • 82

Volume


  • 160

Issue


  • 1-2

Abstract


  • A functionalised polyterthiophene, poly(3'-styryl-4,4 ''-didecyloxyterthiophene) (poly(OC(10)DASTT)), was investigated as an anode coupled with a polypyrrole cathode in a battery with a lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) in 1:1 ethylene carbonate (EC):dimethylcarbonate (DMC) electrolyte. The polymer was electrodeposited on stainless steel mesh and Ni/Cu-coated nonwoven polyester fabric. A discharge capacity of 45.2 mAh/g was obtained for the battery constructed using poly(OC(10)DASTT) on a Ni/Cu-coated fabric as the anode. An alternative anode material, poly(4,4 ''-didecyloxyterthiophene) (poly(OC10STT)) was electropolymerised on Ni/Cu-coated fabric, and exhibited a maximum discharge capacity of 94.7 mAh/g. The capacity decreased for both polymers with repeated charge/discharge cycling. This deterioration is attributed to mechanical degradation of the polymer as evidenced by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Wang, C., Tsekouras, G., Wagner, P. W., Gambhir, S., Too, C. O., Officer, D. L. & Wallace, G. G. (2010). Functionalised polyterthiophenes as anode materials in polymer/polymer batteries. Synthetic Metals, 160 (1-2), 76-82.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-72549109481

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/423

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 76

End Page


  • 82

Volume


  • 160

Issue


  • 1-2