Publication Details

Shu, K., Wang, C., Zhao, C., Ge, Y. & Wallace, G. G. (2016). A free-standing graphene-polypyrrole hybrid paper via electropolymerization with an enhanced areal capacitance. Electrochimica Acta, 212 561-571.


Here we developed a free-standing reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-polypyrrole (PPy) hybrid paper via electropolymerization on a paper-like graphene gel. This flexible hybrid paper displayed a uniform layered structure with PPy coated onto the graphene layers. A high areal mass of 2.7 mg cm−2 could be obtained. It delivered a greatly enhanced areal capacitance of 440 mF cm−2 at 0.5 A g−1, in contrast to that 151∼198.5 mF cm−2 previously reported for graphene paper or polypyrrole-graphene paper. It can retain ∼81% of the initial capacitance at a high current density of 6 A g−1. The combined high flexibility with outstanding electrochemical performance, makes such novel hybrid paper a promising electrode for flexible supercapacitors.

Grant Number

ARC/CE140100012, ARC/FL110100196