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Investigation of the capacitance minimum of unannealed single-walled carbon nanotube papers in aqueous sodium chloride
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Paper Abstract

The electrochemical properties of carbon nanotube (NT) assemblies are relevant for many potential nanotube applications including super-capacitors, batteries, fuel cells and actuators. In this work, the double-layer capacitance of a paper of single-walled carbon nanotubes is determined for a series of concentrations of NaCl in water. The dependence of capacitance on potential was also determined in an effort to locate the potential of zero charge (PZC) for each NaCl concentration. The double-layer capacitance of the NT paper is seen to increase with electrolyte concentration, while the PZC (capacitance minimum) is seen to depend more on the sequence of electrolyte concentration tested (sample history) than on the concentration of electrolyte itself.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4807, Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials, (15 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456530
Show Author Affiliations
Leonard S. Fifield, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Larry Raymond Dalton, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Geoffrey M. Spinks, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4807:
Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials
Jin Z. Zhang; Zhong L. Wang, Editor(s)

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