A symmetrical (p/p) supercapacitor has been fabricated by making use of activated carbon (AC)-poly-ethylenedioxythiophene (PEDPT)-composite electrodes for the first time. The composite electrodes have been prepared via electrochemical deposition of β-napthalenesulphonate doped PEDPT onto AC electrodes. The characteristics of the electrodes and the fabricated supercapacitor have been investigated using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and AC impedance spectroscopy. The electrodes show a maximum specific capacitance of 158 Fg -1 at a scan rate of 10 mV s _1. This indicates that the in situ electro-polymerization of ethylenedioxythiophene (EDPT) onto AC could improve the performance of carbon electrodes for use in supercapacitors.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics