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Electrochemical Deposition of Polypyrrole Nanostructures for Energy Applications: A Review

Author(s):

Patrizia Bocchetta*, Domenico Frattini, Miriana Tagliente and Filippo Selleri  

Abstract:


By collecting and analyzing relevant literature results, we demonstrate that the nanostructuring of polypyrrole (PPy) electrodes is becoming a crucial strategy to achieve high performance and stability in energy devices such as fuel cells, lithium batteries and supercapacitors. In this critic and comprehensive review, we focus the attention on the electrochemical methods for deposition of PPy, nanostructures and potential applications, by analyzing the effect of different physico-chemical parameters, electro-oxidative conditions including template-based or template-less depositions and cathodic polymerization. Diverse interfaces and morphologies of polymer nanodeposits are addressed and discussed.

Keywords:

polypyrrole, conducting polymers, nanostructures, supercapacitors, fuel cell, electropolymerization

Affiliation:

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell`Innovazione, Università del Salento, via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Graduate School of Energy and Environment, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, 232 Gongneung-ro, Nowon-gu, 01811 Seoul, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell`Innovazione, Università del Salento, via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Eco Salento S.n.c., Via Preti di Campi 17, 73010 Lequile (LE)



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