Grafoil-scotch tape-derived highly conducting flexible substrate and its application as a supercapacitor electrode

TitleGrafoil-scotch tape-derived highly conducting flexible substrate and its application as a supercapacitor electrode
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSoni, R, Raveendran, A, Kurungot, S
JournalNanoscale
Volume9
Issue10
Pagination3593-3600
Date PublishedMAR
Type of ArticleArticle
ISSN2040-3364
Abstract

Development of flexible supercapacitors is limited by the availability of flexible and durable conducting substrates; a conducting and cheap substrate for the active material deposition is essential for breakthrough progress in this direction. In this report, a highly flexible, conducting, and cheap substrate is prepared by simple stick and peel-off method involving Scotch tape and Grafoil. A Grafoil-Scotch tape derived flexible substrate exhibits a sheet resistance of 7 Omega square(-1) along with a high degree of flexibility and durability. Moreover, its properties are further enhanced by the anodization in order to increase the hydrophilicity and surface area. The substrate is highly thin with a thickness of just 74 mu m. Its practical utility has been demonstrated by electrodepositing MnO2 as an active material and, thereafter, fabricating a solid-state flexible supercapacitor. The fabricated device exhibits high capacitance retention under bent (99%) and twisted (98%) conditions along with a low ESR of 7 Omega.

DOI10.1039/c7nr00281e
Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)

Foreign

Impact Factor (IF)

3.993

Divison category: 
Physical and Materials Chemistry