High-Performance Potentiostatic Electro-Polymerized Polypyrrole (PPy) Electrode for Electrochemical Performance

  • S. M. Ingole
  • Y. H. Navale
  • Y. M. Jadhav
  • A. S. Salunkhe
  • V. B. Patil
Conference paper


Polypyrrole (PPy) electrode was electro-polymerized by potentiostatic electrode position method on stainless steel substrate for super capacitor application. The morphology and elemental analysis of polypyrrole electrode were studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The electrochemical properties of PPy have been examined using cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge-discharge, cyclic stability and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements in 1 M H2SO4 electrolytes. A high specific capacitance of 531 Fg−1 was obtained within the potential range of −0.5–0.7 V in 1 M H2SO4 electrolyte. Additionally, PPy electrode exhibited high discharge/charge efficiency of 82%. The present study signifies the successful application of polypyrrole thin films as a supercapacitor electrode.


Polypyrrole Potentiostaic electrodeposition XPS SEM Cyclic voltammetry Impedance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Ingole
    • 1
    • 2
  • Y. H. Navale
    • 1
  • Y. M. Jadhav
    • 1
  • A. S. Salunkhe
    • 1
  • V. B. Patil
    • 1
  1. 1.Functional Materials Research Laboratory, School of Physical SciencesSolapur UniversitySolapurIndia
  2. 2.Arts, Commerce and Science College OndePalgharIndia

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