Electrochemical Behaviour of a PPy(DBS)/Polyacrylonitrile (PAN):LITF:EC:PC/ Li Cell

K. Vidanapathirana, M.A. Careem, Steen Skaarup, K. West

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The electrochemical behaviour of Li rechargeable cells with Polypyrrole (PPy) as the cathode material was investigated using cyclic voltammetry. The PPy used was doped with the large surfactant anion dodecyl benzenesulphonate (DBS-). The cells were constructed with PAN:LiTF:EC:PC gel electrolyte with Li as anode. The results indicate that during the first reduction, cations are inserted into the PPy film forming LiDBS neutral salt. During the next oxidation/reduction cycles, the mechanism then switches to anion movement. Cyclic voltammetry studies also verified that complete electrochemical reversibility could be obtained at very low sweep rates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Ionics: Advanced Materials for Emerging Technologies
EditorsB.V.R. Chowdari, M.A. Careem, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, R.M.G. Rajapakse, V.A. Seneviratne
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherWorld Scientific
Publication date2006
ISBN (Print)981-256-877-8
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event10th Asian Conference on Solid State Ionics - Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 12 Jun 200616 Jun 2006
Conference number: 10


Conference10th Asian Conference on Solid State Ionics
CountrySri Lanka

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