Fluoroethylene Carbonate Addition Effect on Electrochemical Properties of Mixed Carbonate-based Organic Electrolyte Solution for a Capacitor

  • Kim, Mingyeong ;
  • Kim, Ick-Jun ;
  • Yang, Sunhye ;
  • Kim, Seok
  • Received : 2013.10.04
  • Accepted : 2013.11.18
  • Published : 2014.02.20


In this paper, organic solvent electrolytes were prepared by a mixture of propylene carbonate (PC), dimethyl carbonate (DMC), tetraethylammonium tetrafluoroborate ($TEABF_4$)s to evaluate the ionic properties of propylene carbonate (PC)/dimethyl carbonate (DMC) mixtures as solvents for a capacitor application, in view of improving the electrochemical performances. The bulk resistance and interfacial resistance of the mixture electrolytes were investigated using an AC impedance method. The morphology of carbon-based electrodes which were contained in different electrolytes was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) method. From the experimental results, by increasing the FEC content, capacitance of electrodes was increased, and the interfacial resistance was decreased. In particular, by a content of 2 vol % FEC in 0.2 M $TEABF_4$ PC/DMC solvent, the electrolyte showed the superior capacitance. However, when FEC content exceeds 2 vol %, the capacitance was decreased and the interfacial resistance was increased.


Fluoroethylene carbonate;Organic electrolytes;Electrochemical property;Cyclic voltammetry;Capacitance


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