Document Type: Research Paper
Electrochemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Physical Chemistry, Chemistry Faculty, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, I. R. Iran
Department of organic Chemistry, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, I. R. Iran.
The supercapacitive behavior of polyaniline/MnO2-carbon black (PANI/MnO2-CB), MnO2-CB nanocompositesand CB was studied. MnO2-CB made by the in situ direct coating method to deposit MnO2 onto CB; then PANI coating was coated on it. Morphology of the nanocomposite was studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The electrochemical properties of electrodes were investigated by cyclic voltammetry (CV), galvanostatic charge–discharge and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques in 0.5 M Na2SO4. The specific capacitance of 179.8 F. g-1 was obtained for PANI/MnO2-CB compared with 121 F. g-1 for MnO2-CB and 44.87 F. g-1 for CB. The EIS results also revealed improved capacitive properties of CB by the addition of MnO2 and PANI.