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Thin and flexible solid-state organic ionic plastic crystal-polymer nanofibre composite electrolytes for device applications
journal contributionposted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by Patrick HowlettPatrick Howlett, Florian Ponzio, Jian Fang, Tong Lin, Liyu Jin, Nahid Irani Pour, Jim Efthimiadis
All solid-state organic ionic plastic crystal–polymer nanofibre composite electrolytes are described for the first time. The new composite materials exhibit enhanced conductivity, excellent thermal, mechanical and electrochemical stability and allow the production of optically transparent, free-standing, flexible, thin film electrolytes (10’s lms thick) for application in electrochemical devices. Stable cycling of a lithium cell incorporating the new composite electrolyte is demonstrated, including cycling at lower temperatures than previously possible with the pure material.