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Anodic deposition of porous RuO2 on stainless steel for supercapacitor studies at high current densities

Mondal, Sujit Kumar and Munichandraiah, N (2008) Anodic deposition of porous RuO2 on stainless steel for supercapacitor studies at high current densities. In: Journal of Power Sources, 175 (1). pp. 657-663.

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Ruthenium dioxide is deposited on stainless steel (SS) substrate by galvanostatic oxidation of Ru3+. At high current densities employed for this purpose, there is oxidation of water to oxygen, which occurs in parallel with Ru3+ oxidation. The oxygen evolution consumes a major portion of the charge. The oxygen evolution generates a high porosity to RuO2 films, which is evident from scanning electron microscopy studies. RuO2 is identified by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Cyclic voltammetry and galvanostatic charge–discharge cycling studies indicate that RuO2/SS electrodes possess good capacitance properties. Specific capacitance of 276 F g−1 is obtained at current densities as high as 20 mA cm−2 (13.33 A g−1). Porous nature of RuO2 facilitates passing of high currents during charge–discharge cycling. RuO2/SS electrodes are thus useful for high power supercapacitor applications.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Power Sources
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Porous RuO2;Anodic deposition;Stainless steel substrate;Supercapacitor;Cyclic voltammetry;Charge–discharge cycling.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2010 06:01
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/25916

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