New structural lithium battery electrolytes using thiol-ene chemistry
2013 (English)In: Solid State Ionics, ISSN 0167-2738, E-ISSN 1872-7689, Vol. 236, 22-29 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A series of solid poly(ethylene oxide)-methacrylate lithium ion electrolytes containing thio-ether segments have successfully been produced and evaluated with respect to mechanical and electrical performance. The series have been varied in crosslink density and thio-ether content. The study presents thiol-ene compounds as yet another tool to design multifunctional electrolytes, and that they are compatible with and usable for polymer electrolyte systems. The electrolytes, produced in a solvent free process where the oligomers are active diluents of the lithium salt, express a broad range of both mechanical as well as ion conducting properties. Conductivity values presented ranges up to about 8 x 10(-7) S/cm, and a wide spectrum of values of the storage modulus is presented in a range from 2 MPa to 2 GPa at 20 degrees C. The influence of the crosslink density of the poly(ethylene oxide)-methacrylates with and without thio-ether segments is discussed. In order to present correlations between crosslink density and how the lithium ion transport is affected by incorporating multifunctional thiol monomers, density measurements have been undertaken to calculate the average molar mass between the crosslinks.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 236, 22-29 p.
Solid polymer electrolyte (SPE), Mechanical properties, Ionic conductivity, Structural batteries, Thiol-ene chemistry, Multi-functionality
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-122347DOI: 10.1016/j.ssi.2013.01.019ISI: 000317453700005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84874924405OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-122347DiVA: diva2:622281
FunderSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research , RMA08-0002
QC 201305212013-05-212013-05-202014-06-23Bibliographically approved