Nanotechnology advancements on carbon nanotube/polypyrrole composite electrodes for supercapacitors

Jayesh Cherusseri, Raghunandan Sharma, Kamal K. Kar*

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Supercapacitors are energy boosters for various advanced applications. Carbon nanomaterials based electrochemical double layer capacitors are out-dated due to fewer performances. Redox-type nanocomposite electrodes are promising candidates for high performance supercapacitors. Carbon nanotube/electronically conducting polymer (CNT/ECP) nanocomposite electrodes have achieved much popularity due to their superior electrochemical properties. The nanoscale features of these electrodes have helped to enhance the supercapacitive performance. Among the various CNT/ECP nanocomposites, CNT/polypyrrole nanocomposite electrodes have achieved much importance since they possess high specific capacitance along with high energy density. These electrodes have shown good charge/discharge characteristics along with good environmental and chemical stabilities. Light-weight and flexibility are their added features. These electrodes are very promising candidates for the next generation flexible and wearable electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application : Volume B: Carbon Nanotube Based Polymer Composites
Number of pages32
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Publication date1. Jan 2015
ISBN (Print)9783642452284
ISBN (Electronic)9783642452291
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2015


  • Carbon nanotubes (CNT)
  • Cntelectronically
  • Conducting polymer composites
  • Cyclic
  • Electropolymerization
  • Energy storage
  • Impedance spectroscopy
  • Supercapacitor
  • Voltammetry

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