Nanotechnology Advancements on Carbon Nanotube/Polypyrrole Composite Electrodes for Supercapacitors

Abstract

Supercapacitors are energy boosters for various advanced applications. Carbon nanomaterials based electrochemical double layer capacitors are out-dated due to fewer performances. Redox-type nanocomposite electrodes are promising candidates for high performance supercapacitors. Carbon nanotube/electronically conducting polymer (CNT/ECP) nanocomposite electrodes have achieved much popularity due to their superior electrochemical properties. The nanoscale features of these electrodes have helped to enhance the supercapacitive performance. Among the various CNT/ECP nanocomposites, CNT/polypyrrole nanocomposite electrodes have achieved much importance since they possess high specific capacitance along with high energy density. These electrodes have shown good charge/discharge characteristics along with good environmental and chemical stabilities. Light-weight and flexibility are their added features. These electrodes are very promising candidates for the next generation flexible and wearable electronic devices.

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Nanotechnology Advancements on Carbon Nanotube/Polypyrrole Composite Electrodes for Supercapacitors
Book Title
Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45229-1
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45229-1_22
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  • Kamal K. Kar Send Email (1)
  • Jitendra K. Pandey Send Email (2)
  • Sravendra Rana Send Email (3)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India
  • 2 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India
  • 3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
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  • Jayesh Cherusseri Send Email (4)
  • Raghunandan Sharma Send Email (4)
  • Kamal K. Kar Send Email (4) (5)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 4 Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory, Materials Science Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, 208016, India
  • 5 Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, 208016, India
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