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  • Z. Tehrani
    Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University
  • T. Korochkina
    Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University
  • S. Govindarajan
    Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University
  • D.J. Thomas
    Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University
  • J.O. O'Mahony
    Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford City, Ireland
  • Jeffrey Kettle
  • T.C. Claypole
    Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University
  • D.T. Gethin
    Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University
This research has demonstrated how an ultra-thin rechargeable battery technology has been fabricated using screen printing technology. The screen printing process enabled the sequential deposition of current collector, electrode and separator/electrolyte materials onto a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate in order to form both flexible and rechargeable electrodes for a battery application. The anode and cathode fabricated were based on the conducting poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophen): poly (styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT: PSS) and polyethyleneimine (PEI) which were combined to form the electrodes. The difference in the oxidation level between the two electrodes produced an open circuit voltage of 0.60 V and displayed a practical specific capacity of 5.5 mAh g−1. The battery developed had an active surface area of 400 mm2 and a device thickness of 440 μm. The chemistry developed during this study displayed long-term cycling potential and proves the stability of the cells for continued usage. This technology has direct uses in future personal wearable electronic devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-394
JournalOrganic Electronics
Volume26
Issue numberNovember
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
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