Poly(vinyl alcohol)-based Polymer Electrolyte Membrane for Solid-state Supercapacitor

고체 슈퍼캐퍼시터를 위한 폴리비닐알콜 고분자 전해질막

  • Lee, Jae Hun (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Park, Cheol Hun (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Park, Min Su (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Jong Hak (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University)
  • 이재훈 (연세대학교 화공생명공학과) ;
  • 박철훈 (연세대학교 화공생명공학과) ;
  • 박민수 (연세대학교 화공생명공학과) ;
  • 김종학 (연세대학교 화공생명공학과)
  • Received : 2019.01.28
  • Accepted : 2019.02.14
  • Published : 2019.02.28


In this study, we reported a solid-state supercapacitor consisting of titanium nitride (TiN) nanofiber and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT-PSS) conducting polymer electrode and poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)-based polymer electrolyte membrane. The TiN nanofiber was selected as electrode materials due to high electron conductivity and 2-dimensional structure which is beneficial for scaffold effect. PEDOT-PSS is suitable for organic/inorganic composites due to good redox reaction with hydrogen ions in electrolyte and good dispersion in solution. By synergetic effect of TiN nanofiber and PEDOT-PSS, the PEDOT-PSS/TiN electrode showed higher surface area than the flat Ti foil substrate. The PVA-based polymer electrolyte membrane could prevent leakage and explosion problem of conventional liquid electrolyte and possess high specific capacitance due to the fast ion diffusion of small $H^+$ ions. The specific capacitance of PEDOT-PSS/TiN supercapacitor reached 75 F/g, which was much higher than that of conventional carbon-based supercapacitors.

본 연구에서는 titanium nitride (TiN) 나노 섬유와 poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT-PSS) 전도성 고분자로 이루어진 전극과 poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) 기반 고분자 전해질 분리막을 이용하여 슈퍼 캐퍼시터를 제조하였다. TiN 나노 섬유의 경우 높은 전기 전도도와 이차원적 구조로 인한 스케폴드 효과를 기대할 수 있다는 점에서 전극 물질로 사용되었다. PEDOT-PSS 전도성 고분자는 수소 이온과 산화-환원 반응을 통해 보다 높은 정전용량을 나타낼 수 있으며 용액상에 분산이 용이해 유무기 복합제를 형성하기에 적합하였다. PVA 기반의 고분자 전해질 분리막은 기존의 액상의 전해질의 문제인 외부 충격에 대한 안정성을 확보할 수 있으며 염으로 사용된 $H_3PO_4$의 경우 수소 이온은 빠른 확산으로 인해 캐퍼시터의 충방전 효율에 이점이 있다. 본 연구에서 보고된 PEDOT-PSS/TiN 슈퍼캐퍼시터의 정전용량은 약 75 F/g으로 기존의 탄소기반 캐퍼시터에 비해 큰 폭으로 증가한 값이다.


Supported by : 과학기술정보통신부


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