Novel reversible and switchable electrolytes based on magneto-rheology

Ding, Jie, Peng, Gangrou, Shu, Kewei, Wang, Caiyun, Tian, Tongfei, Yang, Wenrong, Zhang, Yuanchao, Wallace, Gordon G. and Li, Weihua 2015, Novel reversible and switchable electrolytes based on magneto-rheology, Scientific reports, vol. 5, Article Number : 15663, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1038/srep15663.

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Title Novel reversible and switchable electrolytes based on magneto-rheology
Author(s) Ding, Jie
Peng, Gangrou
Shu, Kewei
Wang, Caiyun
Tian, Tongfei
Yang, WenrongORCID iD for Yang, Wenrong
Zhang, Yuanchao
Wallace, Gordon G.
Li, Weihua
Journal name Scientific reports
Volume number 5
Season Article Number : 15663
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2045-2322
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Multidisciplinary Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Summary Replacing organic liquid electrolytes with solid electrolytes has led to a new perspective on batteries, enabling high-energy battery chemistry with intrinsically safe cell designs. However, most solid/gel electrolytes are easily deformed; under extreme deformation, leakage and/or short-circuiting can occur. Here, we report a novel magneto-rheological electrolyte (MR electrolyte) that responds to changes in an external magnetic field; the electrolyte exhibits low viscosity in the absence of a magnetic field and increased viscosity or a solid-like phase in the presence of a magnetic field. This change from a liquid to solid does not significantly change the conductivity of the MR electrolyte. This work introduces a new class of magnetically sensitive solid electrolytes that can enhance impact resistance and prevent leakage from electronic devices through reversible active switching of their mechanical properties.
Language eng
DOI 10.1038/srep15663
Field of Research 030102 Electroanalytical Chemistry
030302 Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry
Socio Economic Objective 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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