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Development and Progression of Polymer Electrolytes for Batteries: Influence of Structure and Chemistry

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Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia
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CSIRO Manufacturing, Bag 10, Clayton South, VIC 3169, Australia
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Academic Editors: Francesco Lufrano, Antonino S. Aricò and Vincenzo Baglio
Polymers 2021, 13(23), 4127; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13234127
Received: 30 October 2021 / Revised: 19 November 2021 / Accepted: 23 November 2021 / Published: 26 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Functional Polymers for Energy Applications)
Polymer electrolytes continue to offer the opportunity for safer, high-performing next-generation battery technology. The benefits of a polymeric electrolyte system lie in its ease of processing and flexibility, while ion transport and mechanical strength have been highlighted for improvement. This report discusses how factors, specifically the chemistry and structure of the polymers, have driven the progression of these materials from the early days of PEO. The introduction of ionic polymers has led to advances in ionic conductivity while the use of block copolymers has also increased the mechanical properties and provided more flexibility in solid polymer electrolyte development. The combination of these two, ionic block copolymer materials, are still in their early stages but offer exciting possibilities for the future of this field. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymer electrolyte; block copolymers; lithium ion; battery; ionic polymer; solid-state battery polymer electrolyte; block copolymers; lithium ion; battery; ionic polymer; solid-state battery
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Rollo-Walker, G.; Malic, N.; Wang, X.; Chiefari, J.; Forsyth, M. Development and Progression of Polymer Electrolytes for Batteries: Influence of Structure and Chemistry. Polymers 2021, 13, 4127. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13234127

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Rollo-Walker G, Malic N, Wang X, Chiefari J, Forsyth M. Development and Progression of Polymer Electrolytes for Batteries: Influence of Structure and Chemistry. Polymers. 2021; 13(23):4127. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13234127

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Rollo-Walker, Gregory, Nino Malic, Xiaoen Wang, John Chiefari, and Maria Forsyth. 2021. "Development and Progression of Polymer Electrolytes for Batteries: Influence of Structure and Chemistry" Polymers 13, no. 23: 4127. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13234127

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