Polymer Science Faculty Research

Title

Self-Powered Electronics by Integration of Flexible Solid-State Graphene-Based Supercapacitors with High Performance Perovskite Hybrid Solar Cells

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 4-20-2015

Abstract

To develop high-capacitance flexible solid-state supercapacitors and explore its application in self-powered electronics is one of ongoing research topics. In this study, self-stacked solvated graphene (SSG) films are reported that have been prepared by a facile vacuum filtration method as the free-standing electrode for flexible solid-state supercapacitors. The highly hydrated SSG films have low mass loading, high flexibility, and high electrical conductivity. The flexible solid-state supercapacitors based on SSG films exhibit excellent capacitive characteristics with a high gravimetric specific capacitance of 245 F g−1 and good cycling stability of 10 000 cycles. Furthermore, the flexible solid-state supercapacitors are integrated with high performance perovskite hybrid solar cells (pero-HSCs) to build self-powered electronics. It is found that the solid-state supercapacitors can be charged by pero-HSCs and discharged from 0.75 V. These results demonstrate that the self-powered electronics by integration of the flexible solid-state supercapacitors with pero-HSCs have great potential applications in storage of solar energy and in flexible electronics, such as portable and wearable personal devices.

Publication Title

Advanced Functional Materials

Volume

25

Issue

16

First Page

2420

Last Page

2427