Development of flexible secondary alkaline battery with carbon nanotube enhanced electrodes

Zhiqian Wang, Somenath Mitra

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We present the development of flexible secondary alkaline battery with rechargeability similar to that of conventional secondary alkaline batteries. Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were added to both electrodes to reduce internal resistance, and a cathode containing carbon black and purified MWCNTs was found to be most effective. A polyvinyl alcohol-poly (acrylic acid) copolymer separator served the dual functions of electrolyte storage and enhancing flexibility. Additives to the anode and cathode were effective in reducing capacity fades and improving rechargeability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-303
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Power Sources
StatePublished - Nov 15 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Carbon nanotube
  • Copolymer separator
  • Flexible rechargeable alkaline battery
  • Poly (acrylic acid)
  • Polyvinyl alcohol


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