Solid polymer electrolytes consisting of CO2-derived poly(ethylene carbonate) (PEC), LiPF6, and plasticizers (glycerol or 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethane sulfonyl)imide, EMImTFSI) were prepared by a simple casting method, and their dielectric relaxation behavior was evaluated using broadband electric spectroscopy (BES), which clarified the correlation between the polymer motion and ionic conduction. From the DSC and BES results, it was revealed that the addition of plasticizer decreased the glass transition temperature and increased the dc conductivity (σdc) of the PEC electrolyte. The BES results also revealed that the plasticizer increased the segmental motion of PEC and improved σdc, and the plasticizing effect of EMImTFSI on the PEC electrolyte was larger than that of glycerol. From the results of the Walden plot and fragility analysis, it was expected that the degree of decoupling ε and fragility m would increase with the addition of plasticizer because these plasticizers weaken the interactions between the PEC chains and Li ions in the electrolyte.

Effect of plasticizer on the ion-conductive and dielectric behavior of poly(ethylene carbonate)-based Li electrolytes

Pagot, Gioele;Vezzù, Keti;Bertasi, Federico;Di Noto, Vito;
2020

Abstract

Solid polymer electrolytes consisting of CO2-derived poly(ethylene carbonate) (PEC), LiPF6, and plasticizers (glycerol or 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethane sulfonyl)imide, EMImTFSI) were prepared by a simple casting method, and their dielectric relaxation behavior was evaluated using broadband electric spectroscopy (BES), which clarified the correlation between the polymer motion and ionic conduction. From the DSC and BES results, it was revealed that the addition of plasticizer decreased the glass transition temperature and increased the dc conductivity (σdc) of the PEC electrolyte. The BES results also revealed that the plasticizer increased the segmental motion of PEC and improved σdc, and the plasticizing effect of EMImTFSI on the PEC electrolyte was larger than that of glycerol. From the results of the Walden plot and fragility analysis, it was expected that the degree of decoupling ε and fragility m would increase with the addition of plasticizer because these plasticizers weaken the interactions between the PEC chains and Li ions in the electrolyte.
2020
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