Organic ionic plastic crystals : recent advances
journal contributionposted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Jenny PringleJenny Pringle, Patrick HowlettPatrick Howlett, D MacFarlane, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth
Investigations into the synthesis and utilisation of organic ionic plastic crystals have made significant progress in recent years, driven by a continued need for high conductivity solid state electrolytes for a range of electrochemical devices. There are a number of different aspects to research in this area; fundamental studies, utilising a wide range of analytical techniques, of both pure and doped plastic crystals, and the development of plastic crystal-based materials as electrolytes in, for example, lithium ion batteries. Progress in these areas is highlighted and the development of new organic ionic plastic crystals, including a new class of proton conductors, is discussed.