Improving charge/discharge properties of radical polymer electrodes influenced strongly by current collector/carbon fiber interface

Sunao Yoshihara, Hiroshi Isozumi, Masanori Kasai, Hisatomo Yonehara, Yuko Ando, Kenichi Oyaizu, Hiroyuki Nishide

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Charge/discharge processes of organic radical batteries based on the radical polymer's redox reaction are largely influenced by carbon fibers consisting in the composite electrodes to help electron transfer. To find the optimal structure of the composite electrodes, the dominant electron transfer processes were determined by ac impedance measurement of the composite electrodes. A strong correlation between the overall electron transfer resistance of the composite electrodes and the materials of the current collector suggests that the electric conduction to the current collector through the contact resistance should be crucial. It was also confirmed that the charge/discharge performance of the composite electrode was related to the overall electron transfer resistance of the composite electrode. These results indicated that the charge/discharge performance of the radical battery was dominated by the interfacial electron transfer processes at the current collector/carbon fiber interface and that the rate performance would be much improved by suitably designing the interfacial structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8335-8340
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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