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A gel polymer electrolyte of magnesium triflate

Munichandraiah, N and Kumar, Girish G (2000) A gel polymer electrolyte of magnesium triflate. In: Solid State Ionics, 128 (1-4). pp. 203-210.

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Abstract

Investigations leading to understanding and development of solid state rechargeable magnesium batteries are important in view of the fact that the Mg is free from hazards, it's stability is high and it's natural resources are abundant. A $Mg^{2+}$ ion conducting gel polymer electrolyte (GPE) is investigated for a possible application in solid state rechargeable Mg battery. The GPE consists of polyacrylonitrile, propylene carbonate, ethylene carbonate and magnesium trifluoromethane sulfonate (magnesium triflate). The composition is optimized in view of the minimum liquid constituents required for the gel formation and the maximum specific conductivity (\sigma). The \sigma of the GPE follows Arrhenius behavior and the energy of activation for ionic conduction is in the range between 0.13 and 0.16 eV. The a.c. impedance data of Mg/GPE/Mg symmetrical cells are analyzed by fitting the data to an equivalent circuit. The values of interfacial resistance $(R_i)$ of the Mg/GPE, which is contributed by surface film resistance$ (R_f)$ on the Mg and charge-transfer resistance $(R_{ct})$ of the electrochemical reaction are evaluated. The $R_i$ decreases with an increase of cell temperature. On the other hand, it increases with the ageing time of the cell at ambient temperature.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Gel polymer electrolyte;Ionic conductivity;A.c. impedance;Interfacial resistance;Mg/GPE interface.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2008 16:05
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/15954

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