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Materials 2015, 8(5), 2735-2748; doi:10.3390/ma8052735

Ionic Liquid-Doped Gel Polymer Electrolyte for Flexible Lithium-Ion Polymer Batteries

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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Center for Advanced Host Defense Immunobiotics and Translational Comparative Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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Academic Editor: Christof Schneider
Received: 11 February 2015 / Accepted: 11 May 2015 / Published: 20 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Materials)
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Abstract

Application of gel polymer electrolytes (GPE) in lithium-ion polymer batteries can address many shortcomings associated with liquid electrolyte lithium-ion batteries. Due to their physical structure, GPEs exhibit lower ion conductivity compared to their liquid counterparts. In this work, we have investigated and report improved ion conductivity in GPEs doped with ionic liquid. Samples containing ionic liquid at a variety of volume percentages (vol %) were characterized for their electrochemical and ionic properties. It is concluded that excess ionic liquid can damage internal structure of the batteries and result in unwanted electrochemical reactions; however, samples containing 40–50 vol % ionic liquid exhibit superior ionic properties and lower internal resistance compared to those containing less or more ionic liquids. View Full-Text
Keywords: ionic liquid; gel polymer electrolyte; flexible electronics; lithium-ion polymer battery ionic liquid; gel polymer electrolyte; flexible electronics; lithium-ion polymer battery
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Zhang, R.; Chen, Y.; Montazami, R. Ionic Liquid-Doped Gel Polymer Electrolyte for Flexible Lithium-Ion Polymer Batteries. Materials 2015, 8, 2735-2748.

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