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Poly (3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) Nanofibers Decorated Graphene Oxide (GO) as High-Capacity, Long Cycle Anodes for Sodium Ion Batteries.

A new interesting article has been published in Materials (Basel). 2018 Oct 19;11(10). pii: E2032. doi: 10.3390/ma11102032. and titled:

Poly (3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) Nanofibers Decorated Graphene Oxide (GO) as High-Capacity, Long Cycle Anodes for Sodium Ion Batteries.

Authors of this article are:

Pu Z, Zheng P, Zhang Y.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Conductive Poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) nanofibers are uniformly deposited on ultrathin graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets via a simple and effective in situ polymerization process under ambient conditions. The as-prepared samples are characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Raman spectra, Fourier transforms infrared spectra (FTIR), and electrochemical measurements. The results indicate that the as-obtained PEDOT⁻GO hybrid (GDOT) achieves excellent sodium storage properties. When explored as a new inorganic/polymeric electrode for sodium ion batteries (SIBs), the GDOT exhibits a high reversible capacity (338 mAh g-1), good cycling stability (234 mAh g-1 after 400 cycles), and excellent rate capabilities (e.g., 62 mAh g-1 at 30 A g-1) due to their ultrathin structure as well as conductive network. This easily scale-up-able and effective strategy shows great potential for large-scale energy applications.

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conductive polymer;graphene oxide;hybrid;in-situ polymerization;sodium ion battery

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