Polymer electrolytes based on poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) nanofibrous membranes containing polymer plasticizers for lithium batteries
Journal article, 2012

Gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs) were prepared with electrospun poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) [P(VdF-HFP)] nanofibrous membrane containing low molecular-weight polymer plasticizers, poly(ethylene glycol) dimethyl ether (PEGDME, Mw = 250 and 500). The fibers of electrospun membrane were stacked in layers to give fully interconnected pore structure with high porosity. The porous structure acted as a good host matrix to accommodate the polymer plasticizers. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) were used for thermal and physical characterizations, respectively. The GPEs exhibit high electrolyte uptake, high ionic conductivity, high anodic stability, and low interfacial resistance. Ionic conductivity and electrolyte uptake increased with the decrease in molecular weight of the polymer plasticizer. Prototype cells using electrospun P(VdF-HFP) nanofibrous GPEs with polymer plasticizers showed stable cyclic performances at different C-rates.

Polymer plasticizers

Nanofibrous membrane


Gel polymer electrolytes







D. H. Lim

Gyeongsang National University

J. Manuel

Gyeongsang National University

J. H. Ahn

Gyeongsang National University

Jae-Kwang Kim

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Per Jacobsson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Aleksandar Matic

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

J. K. Ha

Gyeongsang National University

K. K. Cho

Gyeongsang National University

K. W. Kim

Gyeongsang National University

Solid State Ionics

0167-2738 (ISSN)

Vol. 225 631-635

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Physical Sciences



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