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Energies 2010, 3(4), 866-885; doi:10.3390/en3040866

Surface-Modified Membrane as A Separator for Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery

1,2,*  and 3,*
1 Corporate R&D Center, Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., 428-5 Gongse-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, 446-577, Korea 2 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA 3 Fusion Textile Technology Team, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, 1271-18 Sa-1 dong, Sangrok-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, 426-173, Korea
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 26 January 2010 / Revised: 21 February 2010 / Accepted: 26 February 2010 / Published: 23 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lithium-ion Batteries)
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This paper describes the fabrication of novel modified polyethylene (PE) membranes using plasma technology to create high-performance and cost-effective separator membranes for practical applications in lithium-ion polymer batteries. The modified PE membrane via plasma modification process plays a critical role in improving wettability and electrolyte retention, interfacial adhesion between separators and electrodes, and cycle performance of lithium-ion polymer batteries. This paper suggests that the performance of lithium-ion polymer batteries can be greatly enhanced by the plasma modification of commercial separators with proper functional materials for targeted application.
Keywords: battery; membrane; plasma; separator; surface modification battery; membrane; plasma; separator; surface modification
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Kim, J.Y.; Lim, D.Y. Surface-Modified Membrane as A Separator for Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery. Energies 2010, 3, 866-885.

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