Chidembo , Alfred T. and Ozoemena , Kenneth I. and Agboola , Bolade O. and Gupta , Vinay and Wildgoose , Gregory G. and Compton , Richard G. (2009) Nickel(II) tetra-aminophthalocyanine modified MWCNTs as potential nanocomposite materials for the development of supercapacitors. Energy & Environmental Science , 3 (2). pp. 228-236. ISSN 1754-5706

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The supercapacitive properties of nickel(II) tetraaminophthalocyanine (NiTAPc)/multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) nanocomposite films have been interrogated for the first time and found to possess a maximum specific capacitance of 981 ± 57 F g−1 (200 ± 12 mF cm−2), a maximum power density of 700 ± 1 Wkg−1, a maximum specific energy of 134 ± 8 Wh kg−1 and excellent stability of over 1500 charge-discharge continuous cycling. Impedimetric study proves that most of the stored energy of the MWCNT-NiTAPc nanocomposite can be accessible at high frequency (720 Hz). When compared to MWCNTs modified with unsubstituted nickel(II) phthalocyanine (MWCNT-NiPc) or nickel(II) tetra-tert-butylphthalocyanine (MWCNT-tBuNiPc), MWCNT-NiTAPc exhibited superior supercapacitive behaviour, possibly due to the influence of nitrogen-containing groups on the phthalocyanine rings.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Energy Fuels
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2012 11:48
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 11:48

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