Electrochemical capacitor composed of doped polyaniline and polymer electrolyte membrane



We prepared polyaniline doped with LiPF6 and HCl, respectively, using chemical methods. The electrode composite was attached to both sides of Al mesh, while the polymer electrolyte mixture was spread on a glass plate. Then, the polyaniline-based redox supercapacitor was fabricated using two electrodes and a polymer electrolyte membrane. The electrochemical performance of the redox supercapacitor was investigated by using the charge/discharge method, cyclic voltometry, and impedance spectroscopy. The initial specific capacitance was ≈115 F/g and it retained ≈90 F/g even after 5000 cycles. © 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci 89: 1300–1304, 2003