Aqueous gel electrolyte based on cross-linked PVA matrix for EDLC

Kunihiko Nakayama, Mitsuo Shibutani, Masashi Ishikawa

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Alkaline polymer gel electrolytes mainly with modified polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) have been prepared for an electric double layer capacitor (EDLC). Their electrochemical characteristics were evaluated by impedance spectroscopy and constant-current charge/discharge measurement. The prepared gel electrolyte film with KOH exhibits excellent flexibility and an ionic conductivity of about 7 × 10-2 S cm-1 at 298 K. The gel electrolyte EDLC shows comparable discharge capacitance to that for EDLC containing a conventional aqueous electrolyte. These results suggest that the gel electrolyte based on the modified PVA is promising material for use in EDLC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)886-890
Number of pages5
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrochemistry


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