The study of polythiophene, poly(3-methylthiophene) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) on pencil graphite electrode as an electrode active material for supercapacitor applications

HÜR E., Varol G. A., Arslan A.

SYNTHETIC METALS, vol.184, pp.16-22, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 184
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.synthmet.2013.09.028
  • Journal Name: SYNTHETIC METALS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-22
  • Keywords: Polythiophene, Poly(3-methylthiophene), Electropolymerization, Energy storage, Supercapacitor, POLYANILINE, OXIDE
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Films of polythiophene (PTh), poly(3-methylthiophene) (PMeT) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) have been grown using cyclic voltammetry (CV) in acetonitrile (ACN) solution containing lithium perchlorate (LiClO4) and perchloric acid (HClO4) on pencil graphite electrode (PGE). The morphologies of the electrodeposited films have been monitored using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The utilities of the polymer coated electrodes (PGE/PTh, PGE/PMeT and PGE/PEDOT) as an electrode active material for supercapacitor applications have been investigated in ACN solution which contains 0.1 M LiClO4. The values of specific capacitance of the electrodes have been evaluated by CV and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) methods. Measured specific capacitances of PGE/PTh, PGE/PMeT and PGE/PEDOT are 1503.20, 2621.76 and 8668.58 mF g(-1) at a scan rate of 10 mV s(-1) according to CV measurements, respectively. Cycling stabilities of the electrodes have been examined by 1000 consecutive cycles using repeating chronopotentiometry (RCP) method. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.