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Polymers 2016, 8(5), 179; doi:10.3390/polym8050179

Poly(Acrylic acid)–Based Hybrid Inorganic–Organic Electrolytes Membrane for Electrical Double Layer Capacitors Application

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Centre for Ionics University of Malaya, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, LembahPantai, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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School of Foundation Studies, Xiamen University Malaysia Campus, Jalan Suria Serenia 1, Bandar Serenia, 43900 Sepang, Malaysia
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Academic Editor: Hsing-Lin Wang
Received: 12 March 2016 / Revised: 31 March 2016 / Accepted: 26 April 2016 / Published: 18 May 2016
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Abstract

Nanocomposite polymer electrolyte membranes (NCPEMs) based on poly(acrylic acid)(PAA) and titania (TiO2) are prepared by a solution casting technique. The ionic conductivity of NCPEMs increases with the weight ratio of TiO2.The highest ionic conductivity of (8.36 ± 0.01) × 10−4 S·cm−1 is obtained with addition of 6 wt % of TiO2 at ambient temperature. The complexation between PAA, LiTFSI and TiO2 is discussed in Attenuated total reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) studies. Electrical double layer capacitors (EDLCs) are fabricated using the filler-free polymer electrolyte or the most conducting NCPEM and carbon-based electrodes. The electrochemical performances of fabricated EDLCs are studied through cyclic voltammetry (CV) and galvanostatic charge-discharge studies. EDLC comprising NCPEM shows the specific capacitance of 28.56 F·g−1 (or equivalent to 29.54 mF·cm−2) with excellent electrochemical stability. View Full-Text
Keywords: poly(acrylic acid); TiO2; nanocomposite polymer electrolyte membrane; EDLCs; capacitance poly(acrylic acid); TiO2; nanocomposite polymer electrolyte membrane; EDLCs; capacitance
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Liew, C.-W.; Ng, H.; Numan, A.; Ramesh, S. Poly(Acrylic acid)–Based Hybrid Inorganic–Organic Electrolytes Membrane for Electrical Double Layer Capacitors Application. Polymers 2016, 8, 179.

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