TIF progress report – Functionalized carbon nanotubes as novel supercapacitor electrode materials

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Authors
  1. Adronov, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Significant progress has been made in the direction of nanotube functionalization with polymers. The initial approach, which involved the introduction of a non-conjugated polymer (poly(styrene sulfonate)) was found to result in films that were poorly conducting and would likely not be suitable for supercapacitor applications. We therefore turned our attention to the introduction of conjugated polymers on the nanotube surface. Using the Suzuki coupling protocol that was described in the previous report, we have prepared a series of nanotubes that are covalently functionalized with conjugated polymers. In addition we have begun the preparation of supramolecularly-functionalized nanotubes, in which the pristine nanotube structure is preserved. These materials have been used to produce thin films, and the conductivity of these films has been investigated.

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Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-CR-2007-272 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2007
Number of Pages
26
DSTKIM No
CA031669
CANDIS No
530599
Format(s):
CD ROM

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