Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2012 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2012: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)

Nanoscale Materials Characterization Chapter 1

Electrospun Carbon nanofibers-Based Supercapacitors

Authors: Z.P. Zhou

Affilation: North Dakota State University, United States

Pages: 79 - 82

Keywords: electrospinning, polyacrylonitrile, carbon nanofibers, polyaniline, supercapacitor

For efficient use of conductive polymers, such as Polyaniline (PANI) and Polypyrrole (PPy), in pseudocapacitors and other electrochemical applications, the poor conductivity of the conductive polymers is a major problem. To solve the problem, here we present a hierarchical ternary nanocomposite film composed of carbon nanofibers (CNFs)/surface grafted with carbon nanotubes (CNTs)/PANI.The PANI films supported by conductive CNT/CNF scaffolds were used to significantly enhance the electrochemical performance when used as electrodes of supercapacitors while very low electrical contact resistance during cycling. The unique structures and properties of these materials make them excellent candidates for use as electrodes in high-performance rechargeable energy-storage devices.

ISBN: 978-1-4665-6274-5
Pages: 804
Hardcopy: $209.95