Electrochemical characterization of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoro propylene) based electrospun gel polymer electrolytes incorporating moth temperature ionic liquids as green electrolytes for lithium batteries
Journal article, 2014

A series of gel polymer electrolytes (GPEs) based on electrospun membranes of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) [P(VdF-co-HFP)] incorporating room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs), 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide complexed with lithium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) inside (LiTFSI) as electrolytes have been prepared and their fundamental electrochemical properties were investigated. The morphology of electrospun membranes was examined by a field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM). The membranes show uniform morphology with an average fiber diameter of 780 nm, high porosity and high electrolyte uptake. GPEs were prepared by soaking the electrospun membranes in 1 M LiTFSI in RTILs for 1 h and exhibit a high ionic conductivity of 2.4 x 10(-3)-4.5 x 10(-3) S cm(-1) at 25 degrees C. A Li/GPEs/LiFePO4 cell using these RTILs delivers high discharge capacity (similar to 140 mAh g(-1)) when evaluated at 25 degrees C at 0.1 C-rate and exhibits a very stable discharge capacity under continuous cycling. Among the GPEs, EMITFSI shows the highest electrochemical properties although the solid electrolyte interface (SEI) layer was not formed.


P. Raghavan

Gyeongsang National University

X. Zhao

Gyeongsang National University

H. Choi

Gyeongsang National University

Du Hyun Lim

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Jae-Kwang Kim

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Aleksandar Matic

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Per Jacobsson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

C. Nah

Chonbuk National University

J. H. Ahn

Gyeongsang National University

Solid State Ionics

0167-2738 (ISSN)

Vol. 262 77-82

Subject Categories

Condensed Matter Physics



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