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Large-Scale Synthesis of Reduced Graphene Oxides with Uniformly Coated Polyaniline for Supercapacitor Applications



We report an effective route for the preparation of layered reduced graphene oxide (rGO) with uniformly coated polyaniline (PANI) layers. These nanocomposites are synthesized by chemical oxidative polymerization of aniline monomer in the presence of layered rGO. SEM, TEM, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), FTIR, and Raman spectroscopy analysis results demonstrated that reduced graphene oxide–polyaniline (rGO–PANI) nanocomposites are successfully synthesized. Because of synergistic effects, rGO–PANI nanocomposites prepared by this approach exhibit excellent capacitive performance with a high specific capacitance of 286 F g−1 and high cycle reversibility of 94 % after 2000 cycles.