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Development and Characterization of Poly-epsilon-Caprolactone-Based Polymer Electrolyte for Lithium Rechargeable Battery
International Journal of Electrochemical Science (2011)
  • Zurina Osman, University of Malaya
Abstract
A biodegradable polymer electrolyte based on Poly-epsilon-caprolactone (PCL) with various level of concentrations of Lithium salt and plasticizer have been synthesized under both the ambient and vacuum environments. The ionic conductivity, morphology, topology and structural properties are examined using EIS, SEM and XRD respectively. Conductivity as high as 3.48E-(04) Scm(-1) and 4.99E(-04) Scm(-1) are obtained for the ambient and vacuum environment respectively. Ionic mobility is improved by increasing the amorphousity content of the polymer and degree of salt dissociation with plasticizer. Ionic conductivity is further enhanced with the addition Li salt to increase the free ions concentration. Ionic conductivity measurements are further supported by the XRD data which reveal that sample with higher amorphous content tends to show higher conductivity. The dielectric relaxation study in terms of characteristic of the structural molecular interaction and ionic transportation properties are also carried out. Both of the conductivity and XRD results are further verified by SEM images.
Keywords
  • Polymer Electrolyte,
  • Impedance Spectroscopy,
  • Biodegradation,
  • Poly-epsilon-caprolactone,
  • Lithium Triflate,
  • conductivity
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Zurina Osman. "Development and Characterization of Poly-epsilon-Caprolactone-Based Polymer Electrolyte for Lithium Rechargeable Battery" International Journal of Electrochemical Science Vol. 6 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/zurina_osman/6/