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Using Polymeric Ionic Liquids as an Active Binder in Supercapacitors

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Martins, Vitor L. [1, 2] ; Rennie, Anthony J. R. [2] ; Lesowiec, Judith [2] ; Torresi, Roberto M. [1] ; Hall, Peter J. [2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, BR-05513970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sheffield, Chem & Biol Engn, Sir Robert Hadfield Bldg, Sheffield S1 3JD, S Yorkshire - England
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Electrochemical Society; v. 164, n. 13, p. A3253-A3258, 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Electrodes in batteries and supercapacitors generally contain inert binders to maintain their structural integrity during operation but do not participate in the storage of energy. In this paper, we demonstrate that poly ionic liquids can function as structural binders while simultaneously improving the energy storage capability of supercapacitors. Specifically, we show that when the ionic liquid N-butyl-N-methyl pyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl) imide is used as electrolyte and poly(diallyldimethylammonium) bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl) imide is employed as electrode binder the permissible operating voltage of the device is enhanced to 4.0 V. This results in a substantially increased overall specific energy (80% greater) and represents a step toward the development of devices with long cycle lives and high energy densities. (c) The Author(s) 2017. Published by ECS. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/22748-7 - Development of High Performance Electrochemical Capacitors Based on Graphene and Ionic Liquids.
Grantee:Vitor Leite Martins
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/14690-1 - Development and improvement of electrochemical capacitors containing ionic liquids as electrolytes
Grantee:Vitor Leite Martins
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 15/26308-7 - Optimization of the physicochemical properties of nano -structured materials for applications in molecular recognition, catalysis and energy conversion/storage
Grantee:Roberto Manuel Torresi
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants