Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings,
Source : AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1953, Number 1, p.030272 (2018)
Url : https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.5032607
Campus : Bengaluru
School : School of Engineering
Department : Physics
Year : 2018
Abstract : In the present work, a polymer electrolyte blend containing polymers Poly ethylene oxide (PEO) and Poly (vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene) (PVDF-HFP) was prepared. The polymer blend was complexed with potassium trifluoromethanesulfonate (KCF3SO3), and titanium oxide nanoparticles (TiO2) (10nm size) were dispersed in to the complex at different weight percentages. The conductivity due to ions in the blend is determined by Ac impedance measurements in the frequency range of 10Hz-1MHz. The nano composite polymer blend containing 5wt% of TiO2 shows a conductivity of 7.95×10−5Scm-1, which is almost 1.5 orders more than polymer electrolyte with PEO as a polymer. XRD studies show a decrease in the coherence length of XRD peaks on addition of nanoparticles, which is due to increase the amorphous phase in the systems. Temperature dependence conductivity studies of the systems shows that, activation energy decreases with increase in the percentage of nanoparticles in the blend.
Cite this Research Publication : H. Manjunatha, Damle, R., and Kumaraswamy, G. N., “Effect of blending and nanoparticles on the ionic conductivity of solid polymer electrolyte systems”, AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1953, p. 030272, 2018.