• Analysis of polypyrrole-coated stainless steel electrodes - Estimation of specific capacitances and construction of equivalent circuits

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    • Keywords


      Polypyrrole; equivalent circuit; impedance spectroscopy; specific capacitance; charge-discharge; supercapacitors.

    • Abstract


      The galvanostatic polymerization of pyrrole is carried out on stainless steel electrodes using 𝑝-toluene sulphonic acid. The morphology of the film is studied from Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) measurements while the nature of the substrate is analysed using Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDAX) technique. The electrochemical behaviour is studied using cyclic voltammetry, charge-discharge analysis and impedance spectroscopy. The feasibility of the electrode for supercapacitor applications is investigated. The specific capacitance is estimated as ∼ 102 Farads per gram with 103 charge-discharge cycles. A plausible equivalent circuit for the system is proposed and the circuit parameters are obtained by non-linear regression analysis.

    • Author Affiliations


      R Ramya1 M V Sangaranarayanan1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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