The preparation of hybrid ceramic-polymer electrolytes, consisting of 70 wt% of Li+cation conducting Li7La3Zr2O12(LLZO) and 30 wt% of P(EO)15LiTFSI polymer electrolyte, through a solvent-free procedure is reported. The LLZO-P(EO)15LiTFSI hybrid electrolytes exhibit remarkable improvement in terms of flexibility and processability with respect to pure LLZO ceramic electrolytes. The physicochemical and electrochemical investigation shows the effect of LLZO annealing, resulting in ion conduction gain. However, slow charge transfer at the ceramic-polymer interface is also observed especially at higher temperatures. Nevertheless, improved compatibility with lithium metal anodes and good Li stripping/plating behavior are exhibited by the LLZO-P(EO)15LiTFSI hybrid electrolytes with respect to P(EO)15LiTFSI.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Keller, M., Appetecchi, G. B., Kim, G-T., Sharova, V., Schneider, M., Schuhmacher, J., Roters, A., & Passerini, S. (2017). Electrochemical performance of a solvent-free hybrid ceramic-polymer electrolyte based on Li. Journal of Power Sources, 353, 287 - 297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.04.014