Capacitance Properties of Electrochemically Synthesised Polybithiophene-Graphene Exfoliated Composite Films

Document Type: Research Article


Laboratoire d’Electrochimie et Matériaux (LEM), Département de Génie des procédés, Faculté de Technologie, Université Ferhat Abbas, Sétif, 19000, ALGÉRIE


The graphene (GR) has attracted intensive interest due to its two-dimensional and unique physical properties. In the present study, the graphene sheets were synthesized by electrochemical exfoliation of graphite in sulfuric acid solution. The polybithiophene-graphene (PbTh-GR) composite films deposited onto indium tin oxide substrate (ITO/PbTh-GR) have been prepared by the incorporation of graphene sheets into the PbTh matrix during electropolymerization under magnetic stirring from the LiClO4/CH3CN electrolyte containing the bithiophene (bTh) monomer and graphene sheets. The incorporation of graphene sheets at different masses (1, 2 and 3 mg) is ensured by the effect of the stirring of the electrolyte. The characterisation of films is effected by electrochemical methods (cyclic voltammetry and impedance spectroscopy), spectroscopic technics (FT-IR, UV-Visible), X ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, and scanning electron microscopy. It was observed that the electrochemical performance measurements of the ITO/PbTh-GR (3 mg) film show a specific capacity of around 65 F/g, which is six times higher than that of ITO/PbTh films, 11 F/g


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