A V2O5 nanorod decorated graphene/polypyrrole hybrid electrode: a potential candidate for supercapacitors

Amrita De Adhikari, Ramesh Oraon, Santosh Kumar Tiwari, Joong Hee Lee, Nam Hoon Kim, Ganesh Chandra Nayak

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Vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) nanorod decorated graphene polypyrrole nanocomposites have been synthesized successfully by a facile hydrothermal process for supercapacitor (SC) applications. The morphological study revealed the successful decoration of V2O5 nanorods and polypyrrole (PPy) within the intergallery of graphitic materials due to their high degree of propensity for intercalation which leads to the formation of mesoporous 3D nanostructures. These mesoporous structures can efficiently allow fast diffusion and ion transport at the electrode-electrolyte interface towards high electrochemical utilization and superior performance. Here, decoration of V2O5 within a polymer matrix along with a graphitic material renders different electrical profiles by virtue of their electron hopping within nanocomposites. Galvanostatic charging discharging revealed that VGP was found to be superior with a maximum specific capacitance of 787 F g−1 at a current density of 1 A g−1 using KCl as an electrolyte. These observations were also confirmed by electrochemical measurements through CV and EIS studies. Furthermore, cyclic stability performed for 5000 consecutive cycles also substantiate their high durability and high power delivery uptake. Thus, considering all such key features, V2O5 based nanocomposites can be suitable for SC applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1704-1713
Number of pages10
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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