Research Article Open Access
A new synthetic approach of nano-sized polyaniline cathode material for zinc-polyaniline rechargeable battery
Bharat C. Dalui1*, Bikash Mandal2, Debalina Das2, Susanta Ghosh3, I. Basumallick2
1Department of Physics, Katwa College, Katwa, West Bengal 713130, India.
2Department of Chemistry, Visva-Bharati (A Central University), Santiniketan, West Bengal 731235, India.
3Integrated Science Education and Research Center, Visva-Bharati (A Central University), Santiniketan, West Bengal 731235, India.
Adv. Mater. Proc., 2017, 2 (6), 402-406
Publication Date (Web):05 June 2017
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The electrochemical performances of electrochemically synthesized polyanilinenano (nPANI) material as cathode vs. zinc metal as anode is investigated.The nPANI particle is synthesized by galvanostatic electro-oxidation of aniline from interfacial solution on metal electrode surface and characterized by UV-Visible, FTIR, powder XRD and TEM. The material is crystalline nano spheres with meso pores among them, uniformly distributed and dispersed. The sizes of the particles lie in 50-100 nm region. This nPANI is used as cathode material in Zn│(NH4)2SO4, ZnSO4(aq)│nPANI battery and its electrochemical performances is investigated by galvanostatic charge-discharge cycling. The electrochemical cell exhibits an open circuit potential of 1.3 volts and a discharge plateau with an average discharge potential of 1.1 volts. The maximum discharge capacity observed is 250 Ah.Kg-1.Copyright © 2017 VBRI Press.