Nanomaterial-Enhanced All-Solid Flexible Zinc-Carbon Batteries


Hiralal P., Imaizumi S., ÜNALAN H. E. , Matsumoto H., Minagawa M., Rouvala M., ...Daha Fazla

ACS NANO, cilt.4, ss.2730-2734, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1021/nn901391q
  • Dergi Adı: ACS NANO
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2730-2734

Özet

Solid-state and flexible zinc carbon (or Leclanche) batteries are fabricated using a combination of functional nanostructured materials for optimum performance. Flexible carbon nanofiber mats obtained by electrospinning are used as a current collector and cathode support for the batteries. The cathode layer consists of manganese oxide particles combined with single-walled carbon nanotubes for improved conductivity. A polyethylene oxide layer containing titanium oxide nanoparticles forms the electrolyte layer, and a thin zinc foil is used as the anode. The battery is shown to retain its performance under mechanically stressed conditions. The results show that the above configuration can achieve solid-state mechanical flexibility and increased shelf life with little sacrifice in performance.