We report a thorough, multitechnique investigation of the structure and transport properties of a UV-cross-linked polymer electrolyte based on poly(ethylene oxide), tetra(ethylene glycol)dimethyl ether (G4), and lithium bis-(trifluoromethane)sulfonimide. The properties of the cross linked polymer electrolyte are compared to those of a non cross-linked sample of same composition. The effect of UV induced cross-linking on the physico/chemical characteristics is evaluated by X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, shear rheology, and Li-7 magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, F-19 and Li-7 pulsed field gradient stimulated echo NMR analyses, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy. Comprehensive analysis confirms that UV-induced cross-linking is an effective technique to suppress the crystallinity of the polymer matrix and reduce ion aggregation, yielding improved Li+ transport number (>0.5) and ionic conductivity (>0.1 mS cm(-1)) at ambient temperature, by tailoring the structural/morphological characteristics of the polymer matrix. Finally, the polymer electrolyte allows reversible operation with stable profile for hundreds of cycles upon galvanostatic test at ambient temperature of LiFePO4-based lithium-metal cells, which deliver full capacity at 0.05 or 0.1C current rate and keep high rate capabilities up to 1C. This enforces the role of UV-induced cross-linking in achieving excellent electrochemical characteristics, exploiting a practical, easy up-scalable process.

Falco, M., Simari, C., Ferrara, C., Nair, J., Meligrana, G., Bella, F., et al. (2019). Understanding the effect of UV-induced cross-linking on the physicochemical properties of highly performing PEO/LiTFSI-based polymer electrolytes. LANGMUIR, 35(25), 8210-8219 [10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00041].

Understanding the effect of UV-induced cross-linking on the physicochemical properties of highly performing PEO/LiTFSI-based polymer electrolytes

Falco M.
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Ferrara C.;Mustarelli P.;
2019

Abstract

We report a thorough, multitechnique investigation of the structure and transport properties of a UV-cross-linked polymer electrolyte based on poly(ethylene oxide), tetra(ethylene glycol)dimethyl ether (G4), and lithium bis-(trifluoromethane)sulfonimide. The properties of the cross linked polymer electrolyte are compared to those of a non cross-linked sample of same composition. The effect of UV induced cross-linking on the physico/chemical characteristics is evaluated by X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, shear rheology, and Li-7 magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, F-19 and Li-7 pulsed field gradient stimulated echo NMR analyses, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy. Comprehensive analysis confirms that UV-induced cross-linking is an effective technique to suppress the crystallinity of the polymer matrix and reduce ion aggregation, yielding improved Li+ transport number (>0.5) and ionic conductivity (>0.1 mS cm(-1)) at ambient temperature, by tailoring the structural/morphological characteristics of the polymer matrix. Finally, the polymer electrolyte allows reversible operation with stable profile for hundreds of cycles upon galvanostatic test at ambient temperature of LiFePO4-based lithium-metal cells, which deliver full capacity at 0.05 or 0.1C current rate and keep high rate capabilities up to 1C. This enforces the role of UV-induced cross-linking in achieving excellent electrochemical characteristics, exploiting a practical, easy up-scalable process.
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Falco, M., Simari, C., Ferrara, C., Nair, J., Meligrana, G., Bella, F., et al. (2019). Understanding the effect of UV-induced cross-linking on the physicochemical properties of highly performing PEO/LiTFSI-based polymer electrolytes. LANGMUIR, 35(25), 8210-8219 [10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00041].
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