Performance of Bicontinuous Structural Electrolytes
Journal article, 2020

Structural power composites are multifunctional materials with simultaneous load bearing and energy storing functionality. This is made possible due to carbon fibers' ability to act not only as structural reinforcement materials, but also as electrode components. A crucial component of structural power composites is the structural electrolyte that is required to have both high stiffness and high ionic conductivity. To explore microstructure properties that bear optimal bifunctional performance a procedure is presented to generate various classes of synthetic microstructures with a wide span of properties for computer simulation. The effective properties of the generated artificial structural electrolytes are obtained via virtual material testing and compared with experimentally obtained data. Ultimately, a microstructure class with very good bifunctional properties is identified.

structural battery

porous polymer electrolyte

synthetic microstructures

structural supercapacitor

bifunctional performance

Author

Vinh Tu

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Leif Asp

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Natasha Shirshova

Durham University

Fredrik Larsson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Kenneth Runesson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Ralf Jänicke

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Multifunctional Materials

2399-7532 (ISSN)

Modeling and calculation based homogenization of a porous medium with fluid transport in a network of propagating fractures

Swedish Research Council (VR), 2018-01-01 -- 2022-12-31.

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Other Materials Engineering

Composite Science and Engineering

Areas of Advance

Materials Science

DOI

10.1088/2399-7532/ab8d9b

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