Preparation and Capacitive Properties of Polyaniline/Au Film


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Polyaniline (PANI) doped with dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid (DBSA) was synthesized by chemical polymerization method, which was dissolved in toluene to prepare the casting solution (PANI, 0.20% w/w). Before casting the prepared solution on the surface of PET to form PANI films, Au was sprayed onto the PET film. The morphology of the obtained PANI/Au films was characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). The capacitive performance was characterized by cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge-discharge technique in H2SO4 electrolyte under various conditions. The experimental results show that the specific capacitance of the prepared PANI/Au film can reach 280 Fg-1 in 0.50 M H2SO4 electrolyte within the potential range from 0.000 to 0.650 V vs. SCE. The obtained PANI/Au film has extremely high stability which has no obvious decrease for 30000 cycles.



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David M. Batisdas and Y.Q. Chang




Q. J. Shan et al., "Preparation and Capacitive Properties of Polyaniline/Au Film", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 668, pp. 231-235, 2013

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March 2013




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