Ionic liquids to the rescue? Overcoming the ionic conductivity limitations of polymer electrolytes

Joon-Ho Shin, Wesley A. Henderson, Stefano Passerini

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Polymer electrolytes - solid polymeric membranes with dissolved salts - are being intensively studied for use in all-solid-state lithium-metal-polymer (LMP) batteries to power consumer electronic devices. The low ionic conductivity at room temperature of existing polymer electrolytes, however, has seriously hindered the development of such batteries for many applications. The incorporation of salts molten at room temperature (room temperature ionic liquids or RTILs) into polymer electrolytes may be the necessary solution to overcoming the inherent ionic conductivity limitations of 'dry' polymer electrolytes. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1016 - 1020
Number of pages5
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrochemistry

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