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The 'filler-effect' in organic ionic plastic crystals : Enhanced conductivity by the addition of nano-sized TiO2

journal contribution
posted on 31.03.2006, 00:00 authored by J Adebahr, N Ciccosillo, Y Shekibi, D MacFarlane, A Hill, Maria ForsythMaria Forsyth
The addition of nano-sized ceramic particles to the plastic crystal ethyl-methyl pyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethane sulfonyl)amide (P12TFSA) has been investigated by means of DSC and conductivity. The thermal behaviour of the plastic crystal as a function of filler content suggests that the filler particles decrease the onset temperature of the melting slightly at high loadings, however they do not decrease the crystallinity of the material. Furthermore, the IV → III transition decreases in intensity, indicating that the addition of filler increases the possibility for the crystal to remain in metastable rotator phases also at lower temperatures. The conductivity shows a more than one order of magnitude increase with the addition of filler, with a filler concentration dependence that levels out above ~ 10 wt.% TiO2.

History

Journal

Solid state ionics

Volume

177

Issue

9-10

Pagination

827 - 831

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0167-2738

eISSN

1872-7689

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2006, Elsevier B.V.