Nanomaterial-Enhanced All-Solid Flexible Zinc-Carbon Batteries

2010-05-01
Hiralal, Pritesh
Imaizumi, Shinji
Ünalan, Hüsnü Emrah
Matsumoto, Hidetoshi
Minagawa, Mie
Rouvala, Markku
Tanioka, Akihiko
Amaratunga, Gehan A. J.
Solid-state and flexible zinc carbon (or Leclanche) batteries are fabricated using a combination of functional nanostructured materials for optimum performance. Flexible carbon nanofiber mats obtained by electrospinning are used as a current collector and cathode support for the batteries. The cathode layer consists of manganese oxide particles combined with single-walled carbon nanotubes for improved conductivity. A polyethylene oxide layer containing titanium oxide nanoparticles forms the electrolyte layer, and a thin zinc foil is used as the anode. The battery is shown to retain its performance under mechanically stressed conditions. The results show that the above configuration can achieve solid-state mechanical flexibility and increased shelf life with little sacrifice in performance.

Citation Formats
P. Hiralal et al., “Nanomaterial-Enhanced All-Solid Flexible Zinc-Carbon Batteries,” ACS NANO, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 2730–2734, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/42243.