Angulakshmi, N. and Premkumar, T. and Thomas, S. and Manuelstephan, A. (2010) Ionic conductivity and interfacial properties of nanochitin-incorporated polyethylene oxide–LiN(C2F5SO2)2 polymer electrolytes. Electrochimica Acta, 55. pp. 1401-1406.

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Nanocomposite polymer electrolytes (NCPE) composed of poly(ethylene oxide) and nanochitin for different concentrations of LiN(C2F5SO2)2 (LiBETI) were prepared by a completely dry, solvent-free procedure using a hot press. The thermal stability of NCPE membranes was investigated by DSC and TG-DTA. The membraneswere subjected to SEM, ionic conductivity and FTIR analysis. Li/NCPE/Li symmetric cellswere assembled and the variation of interfacial resistance as a function of time was also measured. The surface chemistry of lithium electrodes in contact with NCPE revealed the formation of Li–O–C and LiN compounds. LiFePO4/NCPE/Li cell was assembled and the cycling profile showed a well-defined and reproducible shape of the voltage curves thus indicating a good cycling behavior of the cell at 60 ◦C.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanocomposites; Chitin; Interfacial properties; Ionic conductivity; Cycling profile
Subjects: Lithium batteries
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 14:35
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 14:35

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