Highly conductive, ionic liquid-based polymer electrolytes

E. Simonetti, M. Carewska, G. Maresca, M. De Francesco, G.B. Appetecchi

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In this manuscript is reported a thermal and impedance spectroscopy investigation carried out on quaternary polymer electrolytes, to be addressed as separators for lithium solid polymer batteries, containing large amount of the N-methyl-N-propylpyrrolidinium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide ionic liquid. The target is the development of Li+ conducting membranes with enhanced ion transport even below room temperature. Polyethylene oxide and polymethyl methacrylate were selected as the polymeric hosts. A fully dry, solvent-free procedure was followed for the preparation of the polymer electrolytes, which were seen to be self-consistent and handled even upon prolonged storage periods (more than 1 year). Appealing ionic conductivities were observed especially for the PEO electrolytes, i.e., 1.6 × 10-3and 1.5 × 10-4S cm-1were reached at 20 and -20°C, respectively, which are ones the best, if not the best ion conduction, never detected for polymer electrolytes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A6213 - A6219
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry

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Simonetti, E., Carewska, M., Maresca, G., De Francesco, M., & Appetecchi, G. B. (2017). Highly conductive, ionic liquid-based polymer electrolytes. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164(1), A6213 - A6219. https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0331701jes