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Title: Energy systems based on polyacetylene: rechargeable batteries and Schottky barrier solar cells. Final report, March 1, 1981-February 29, 1984

Abstract

The chief thrust of the research has been directed towards the evaluation of polyacetylene (CH)/sub x/, the prototype conducting polymer as an electrode-active material in novel, rechargeable batteries employing nonaqueous electrolytes. The p-doped material, ((CH/sup +y/)A/sub y//sup -/)/sub x/, (where A/sup -/ is an anion) in conjunction with a Li anode, shows excellent discharge characteristics, e.g., very little change in discharge voltage with change in discharge current and a high power density. Its energy density is also good but it shows poor shelf life. When (CH)/sub x/ is used as a cathode (Li anode), which results in the formation of the n-doped polymer, (Li/sub y//sup +/(CH/sup -y/))/sub x/, during discharge, good discharge plateaus and power densities are obtained together with excellent shelf life and good recyclability. The energy density is, however only moderate. Cells employing an (M/sub y//sup +/(CH/sup -y/))/sub x/ (where M = Li, Na) anode and a TiS/sub 2/ cathode show very good discharge and recycling characteristics but their energy density is poor.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia (USA). Dept. of Chemistry
OSTI Identifier:
5828801
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/10832-01
ON: DE86010281
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-81ER10832
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; MATERIALS; POLYACETYLENES; USES; SCHOTTKY BARRIER SOLAR CELLS; DOPED MATERIALS; ELECTRODES; ELECTROLYTES; NONAQUEOUS SOLVENTS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; EQUIPMENT; HYDROCARBONS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; POLYENES; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLVENTS; 250903* - Energy Storage- Batteries- Materials, Components, & Auxiliaries; 360404 - Materials- Polymers & Plastics- Physical Properties- (-1987)

Citation Formats

MacDiarmid, A.G.. Energy systems based on polyacetylene: rechargeable batteries and Schottky barrier solar cells. Final report, March 1, 1981-February 29, 1984. United States: N. p., 1984. Web. doi:10.2172/5828801.
MacDiarmid, A.G.. Energy systems based on polyacetylene: rechargeable batteries and Schottky barrier solar cells. Final report, March 1, 1981-February 29, 1984. United States. doi:10.2172/5828801.
MacDiarmid, A.G.. Wed . "Energy systems based on polyacetylene: rechargeable batteries and Schottky barrier solar cells. Final report, March 1, 1981-February 29, 1984". United States. doi:10.2172/5828801. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5828801.
@article{osti_5828801,
title = {Energy systems based on polyacetylene: rechargeable batteries and Schottky barrier solar cells. Final report, March 1, 1981-February 29, 1984},
author = {MacDiarmid, A.G.},
abstractNote = {The chief thrust of the research has been directed towards the evaluation of polyacetylene (CH)/sub x/, the prototype conducting polymer as an electrode-active material in novel, rechargeable batteries employing nonaqueous electrolytes. The p-doped material, ((CH/sup +y/)A/sub y//sup -/)/sub x/, (where A/sup -/ is an anion) in conjunction with a Li anode, shows excellent discharge characteristics, e.g., very little change in discharge voltage with change in discharge current and a high power density. Its energy density is also good but it shows poor shelf life. When (CH)/sub x/ is used as a cathode (Li anode), which results in the formation of the n-doped polymer, (Li/sub y//sup +/(CH/sup -y/))/sub x/, during discharge, good discharge plateaus and power densities are obtained together with excellent shelf life and good recyclability. The energy density is, however only moderate. Cells employing an (M/sub y//sup +/(CH/sup -y/))/sub x/ (where M = Li, Na) anode and a TiS/sub 2/ cathode show very good discharge and recycling characteristics but their energy density is poor.},
doi = {10.2172/5828801},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 1984},
month = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 1984}
}

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