Polymer electrolytes with ionic conductivities on the order of mS cm-1 at room temperature were prepared from the gelification of LiClO4 /ethylene carbonate–propylene carbonate (EC–PC) solutions into a poly(acrylonitrile) (PAN) matrix. Oscillating rheological experiments were performed on gels prepared at different solvent/salt molar ratios in order to investigate their mechanical properties. Temperature sweep tests (25–120°C) showed changes in the rheological behaviour that was related to structural transitions. A strong–weak gel transition takes place at about 80°C, independent of salt concentration hence assignable only to the polymeric matrix. This transition is completely reversible during cooling ramps and represents a necessary mechanical property from a processing standpoint. A gel–sol transition was observed at ca. 110°C where both viscoelastic moduli reduce themselves by a factor 100, reporting the formation of a fluid system with G''>G'.

Mechanical properties of PAN-based Gel Electrolytes: A small amplitude oscillatory shear study

NICOTERA, ISABELLA
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OLIVIERO ROSSI, Cesare;L. COPPOLA;RANIERI, Giuseppe Antonio
2004

Abstract

Polymer electrolytes with ionic conductivities on the order of mS cm-1 at room temperature were prepared from the gelification of LiClO4 /ethylene carbonate–propylene carbonate (EC–PC) solutions into a poly(acrylonitrile) (PAN) matrix. Oscillating rheological experiments were performed on gels prepared at different solvent/salt molar ratios in order to investigate their mechanical properties. Temperature sweep tests (25–120°C) showed changes in the rheological behaviour that was related to structural transitions. A strong–weak gel transition takes place at about 80°C, independent of salt concentration hence assignable only to the polymeric matrix. This transition is completely reversible during cooling ramps and represents a necessary mechanical property from a processing standpoint. A gel–sol transition was observed at ca. 110°C where both viscoelastic moduli reduce themselves by a factor 100, reporting the formation of a fluid system with G''>G'.
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