Conductivity and thermal studies of blend polymer electrolytes based on PVAc-PMMA

R. Baskaran, S. Selvasekarapandian, N. Kuwata, J. Kawamura, T. Hattori

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Abstract

The polymer electrolytes comprising blend of poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) and poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) as a host polymer and LiClO4 as a dopant are prepared by solution casting technique. The amorphous nature of the polymer-salt complex has been confirmed by XRD analysis. The DSC thermograms show two Tg's for PVAc-PMMA blend. A decrease in Tg with the LiClO4 content reveals the increase of segmental motion. Conductance spectra results are found to obey the Jonscher's power law and the maximum dc conductivity value is found to be 1.76 × 10- 3 S cm- 1 at 303 K for the blend polymer complex with 20 wt.% LiClO4, which is suitable for the Li rechargeable batteries. The conductivity-temperature plots are found to follow an Arrhenius nature. The dc conductivity is found to increase with increase of salt concentration in the blend polymer complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2679-2682
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Ionics
Volume177
Issue number26-32 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 31

Keywords

  • Arrhenius behaviour
  • Blend polymers
  • Conductance spectra
  • DSC analysis
  • Ionic conductivity
  • PVAc
  • Polymer electrolytes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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