Designing Polyoxometalate Thin Films on Carbon Nanomaterials for Pseudocapacitive Electrodes
This control over POM redox behavior afforded by the novel mixed addenda synthesis is used along with layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition to design molecular coatings that demonstrate desired pseudocapacitive characteristics. The best performance was achieved with a coating that superimposed a 3:1 PMo12O403−-PW12O403− mixed layer on a 1:1 GeMo12O404−-SiMo12O404− mixed layer, which resulted in an 11X capacitance enhancement over unmodified CNT. This dual layer electrode also demonstrated a close to rectangular CV profile due to the overlapping redox features of the POM combination (Figure 1). In this talk we will discuss the unique electrochemistry of various POM mixtures, the mechanisms of the novel mixed addenda synthesis, and our approach for using these molecules to design high performance composite EC electrodes.