Self-standing and tack-free ethylene oxide based polymer electrolytes with improved ionic conductivity are successfully prepared via a rapid and easily up-scalable UV/thermal curing process. Free radical polymerization (UV/thermal-curing) can be an interesting alternative to produce polymer electrolytes, being highly advantageous due to easy and fast processing, high efficiency and eco-friendliness as the use of solvent is avoided. All of the prepared materials are characterised in terms of physico-chemical, morphological and electrochemical properties. The crosslinking produced during curing allows the incorporation of high amount of RTIL (e.g., with imidazolium and pyrrolidinium cations) or tetraglyme and lithium salt (TFSI- anion), leading to a material with remarkable homogeneity and robustness. The polymer network can efficiently hold plasticizers without leakage. Samples are thermally stable up to 375 °C under inert conditions, which is particularly interesting for application in Li-ion batteries with increased safety. Excellent ionic conductivity (>0.1 mS cm–1 at 25 °C), wide electrochemical stability (> 5 V vs. Li), stable interfacial properties and dendrite nucleation/growth resistance are obtained. The lab-scale Li-polymer cells assembled with different electrode materials (e.g., LiFePO4, Li-rich NMC, TiO2) show stable charge/discharge characteristics with limited capacity fading upon very long-term reversible cycling. The overall remarkable performance of the novel polymer electrolytes postulates the possibility of effective implementation in the next generation of safe, durable and high energy density secondary Li-ion polymer batteries working at ambient and/or sub-ambient temperatures.

Crosslinked poly(ethylene oxide)-based polymer electrolytes for advanced Li-ion batteries / Falco, M.; Nair, J. R.; Colò, F.; Piana, G.; Bella, F.; Meligrana, G.; Gerbaldi, C.. - ELETTRONICO. - (2018), pp. 77-77. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Merck & Elsevier Young Chemists Symposium (MEYCS 2018) tenutosi a Rimini (Italy) nel November 19th – 21st, 2018.

Crosslinked poly(ethylene oxide)-based polymer electrolytes for advanced Li-ion batteries

M. Falco;J. R. Nair;F. Colò;G. Piana;F. Bella;G. Meligrana;C. Gerbaldi
2018

Abstract

Self-standing and tack-free ethylene oxide based polymer electrolytes with improved ionic conductivity are successfully prepared via a rapid and easily up-scalable UV/thermal curing process. Free radical polymerization (UV/thermal-curing) can be an interesting alternative to produce polymer electrolytes, being highly advantageous due to easy and fast processing, high efficiency and eco-friendliness as the use of solvent is avoided. All of the prepared materials are characterised in terms of physico-chemical, morphological and electrochemical properties. The crosslinking produced during curing allows the incorporation of high amount of RTIL (e.g., with imidazolium and pyrrolidinium cations) or tetraglyme and lithium salt (TFSI- anion), leading to a material with remarkable homogeneity and robustness. The polymer network can efficiently hold plasticizers without leakage. Samples are thermally stable up to 375 °C under inert conditions, which is particularly interesting for application in Li-ion batteries with increased safety. Excellent ionic conductivity (>0.1 mS cm–1 at 25 °C), wide electrochemical stability (> 5 V vs. Li), stable interfacial properties and dendrite nucleation/growth resistance are obtained. The lab-scale Li-polymer cells assembled with different electrode materials (e.g., LiFePO4, Li-rich NMC, TiO2) show stable charge/discharge characteristics with limited capacity fading upon very long-term reversible cycling. The overall remarkable performance of the novel polymer electrolytes postulates the possibility of effective implementation in the next generation of safe, durable and high energy density secondary Li-ion polymer batteries working at ambient and/or sub-ambient temperatures.
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