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Rechargeable Zn/PEDOT battery with an imidazolium-based ionic liquid as the electrolyte

journal contribution
posted on 01.12.2015, 00:00 authored by Tristan Simons, M Salsamendi, Patrick HowlettPatrick Howlett, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth, D MacFarlane, Cristina Pozo-GonzaloCristina Pozo-Gonzalo
A non-aqueous secondary battery has been constructed by using Zn metal as the anode and chemically synthesised PEDOT as the cathode, with a 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium dicyanamide ionic liquid as the electrolyte, which avoids dendritic growth processes on the Zn surface upon charge/discharge cycling. The novel Zn/PEDOT rechargeable cell shows high efficiency and cycling ability, performing over 320 cycles with no indication of short circuit. Both the Zn and PEDOT surfaces showed minimal signs of degradation, suggesting that a Zn/PEDOT electrochemical device would be capable of extended cycle life under numerous charge/discharge cycles.

History

Journal

ChemElectroChem

Volume

2

Issue

12

Pagination

2071 - 2078

Publisher

Wiley

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

2196-0216

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, Wiley