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Assessing Electrochemical Properties of Polypyridine and Polythiophene for Prospective Application in Sustainable Organic Batteries
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Nanotechnology and Functional Materials. (Nanotechnology and Functional Materials)
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2016 (English)In: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Conducting polymers are being considered promising candidates for sustainable organic batteries mainly due to their fast electron transport properties and high recyclability. In this work, key properties of polythiophene and polypyridine have been assessed through a combined theoretical and experimental study focusing on such applications. A theoretical protocol has been developed to calculate redox potentials in solution within the framework of the density functional theory and using continuous solvation models. Here, the evolution of the electrochemical properties of solvated oligomers as a function of the length of the chain is analyzed and then the polymer properties are estimated via linear regressions using ordinary least square. The predicted values were verified against our electrochemical experiments. This protocol can now be employed to screen a large database of compounds in order to identify organic electrodes with superior properties.

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Engineering Science with specialization in Nanotechnology and Functional Materials
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-311276DOI: 10.1039/C6CP07435AOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-311276DiVA: diva2:1059479
Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2016-12-22

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