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Soft matter electrolytes based on polymethylmetacrylate dispersions in lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide/1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide ionic liquids

Duluard, S and Litas, I and Bhattacharyya, AJ and Mauvy, F and Campet, G and Delville, MH (2010) Soft matter electrolytes based on polymethylmetacrylate dispersions in lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide/1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide ionic liquids. In: Electrochimica Acta, 55 (28). pp. 8839-8846.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2010.08.014

Abstract

Ion transport in a polymer-ionic liquid (IL) soft matter composite electrolyte is discussed here in detail in the context of polymer-ionic liquid interaction and glass transition temperature The dispersion of polymethylmetacrylate (PMMA) in 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (BMIPF6) and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (BMITFSI) resulted in transparent composite electrolytes with a jelly-like consistency The composite ionic conductivity measured over the range -30 C to 60 C was always lower than that of the neat BMITFSI/BMIPF6 and LiTFSI-BMITFSI/LiTFSI-BMIPF6 electrolytes but still very high (>1 mS/cm at 25 degrees C up to 50 wt% PMMA) While addition of LiTFSI to IL does not influence the glass T-g and T-m melting temperature significantly dispersion of PMMA (especially at higher contents) resulted in increase in T-g and disappearance of T-m In general the profile of temperature-dependent ionic conductivity could be fitted to Vogel-Tamman-Fulcher (VTF) suggesting a solvent assisted ion transport However for higher PMMA concentration sharp demarcation of temperature regimes between thermally activated and solvent assisted ion transport were observed with the glass transition temperature acting as the reference point for transformation from one form of transport mechanism to the other Because of the beneficial physico-chemical properties and interesting ion transport mechanism we envisage the present soft matter electrolytes to be promising for application in electrochromic devices (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Ion transport; Transparent polymer-ionic liquid membrane; Ionic conductivity; VTF model; Electrochromism
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 09:38
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2010 09:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/34581

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