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Conductivity and Structural Studies of Plasticized Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) - Lithium Triflate Polymer Electrolyte Films
Sains Malaysiana (2011)
  • Zurina Osman, University of Malaya
Abstract
The effect of different plasticizers on the properties of PAN-LiCF(3)SO(3) polymer electrolytes has been studied. Propylene carbonate (Pc) and ethylene carbonate (EC) having different values of donor numbers, dielectric constant and viscosity have been used as plasticizers. The highest room temperature conductivity for the film in the PAN-LiCF(3)SO(3) system was 3.04 x 10(-4) s cm(-1). The highest room temperature conductivity for the films in the PAN-EC-LiCF(3)SO(3) system and the PAN-PC-LiCF(3)SO(3) system was 1.32 x 10(-3) and 8.64 x 10(-4) S cm(-1). The addition of plasticizers has been found to enhance the conductivity of polymer electrolytes by increasing the amorphous content as well as by dissociating the ion aggregates present in polymer electrolyte. Conductivity temperature-dependence studies of these plasticized PAN-salt systems were carried out in the temperature range of 303 to 373 K. The conductivity versus temperature plots obeyed an Arrhenius type variation. The structural and complex formations were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy.
Keywords
  • Conductivity,
  • lithium triflate,
  • plasticizer,
  • polyacrylonitrile,
  • polymer,
  • electrolytes,
  • ionic-conductivity,
  • impedance,
  • transport
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Zurina Osman. "Conductivity and Structural Studies of Plasticized Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) - Lithium Triflate Polymer Electrolyte Films" Sains Malaysiana Vol. 40 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/zurina_osman/5/