Using PVA, Methacrylate and Lauroyl Chitosan as Separator in Supercapacitors

M. A. Hashim, Lawal Sa'adu, Masbudi bin Baharuddin, Karsono A. Dasuki


A separator is prepared from the resulting mixture of hybrid polymer electrolyte polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) (70%) and Phosphoric acid (H3PO4) (30%) immersed in the solution of the combination of polymethyl (methacrylate) and lauroyl chitosan (PLC), for supercapacitor application. The Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) was conducted twice at normal temperature in an interval of Seven days with very high electrical conductivity of to be 6.42 × 10-4 S cm-1 and 1.84 × 10-4 S cm-1 within these intervals respectively and very low resistance. The supercapacitor was then fabricated using a Commercially Prepared Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube (CPMWCNT) which was sized to an area of 3.5 cm2 and assembled in an innovative supercapacitor tester. The result indicates a relatively high efficiency of about 90% and also exhibited long and excellent cycleability of life time (>1000 cycles) under different voltage windows.

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Journal of Materials Science Research   ISSN 1927-0585 (Print)   ISSN 1927-0593 (Online)

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