Electrochemical impedance study of polyaniline electrocoated porous carbon foam

Sipahi M., PARLAK E. A., GUL A., EKINCI E., Yardım M. F., SARAC A. S.

PROGRESS IN ORGANIC COATINGS, vol.62, no.1, pp.96-104, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.porgcoat.2007.09.023
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.96-104
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Electropolymerization of aniline on mesophase pitch based carbon foam has been studied in order to evaluate the influence of conductive polymer coating on the properties of carbon foam. The surface morphology of the coating was determined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) were used to investigate the electrochemical properties of resulting modified carbon foam samples. Polyaniline (PANI) electrocoated-mesophase pitch based carbon foam showed good capacitor behavior in 0.5 M H2SO4. Better capacitive behavior is obtained for 100 and 150mV/s compared to other scan rates, under these faster scan rates thinner films of PANT coatings were combined with more porous structure of carbon foam. Conductivity of the carbon foam was increased from 9.23 to 13.73 S/cm by electrocoating of PANI. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.