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Investigation on the effects of addition of SiO2 nanoparticles on ionic conductivity, FTIR, and thermal properties of nanocomposite PMMA-LiCF3SO3-SiO2

Ramesh, S. and Wen, Liew Chiam (2010) Investigation on the effects of addition of SiO2 nanoparticles on ionic conductivity, FTIR, and thermal properties of nanocomposite PMMA-LiCF3SO3-SiO2. IONICS . ISSN 0947-7047

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Abstract

Composite polymer electrolyte systems composed of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) as the host polymer, lithium trifluoromethanesulphonate (also known as lithium triflate; LiCF3SO3) as dopant salt, and a variety of different concentrations of nano-sized fumed silica (SiO2) as inorganic filler were studied. The effect upon addition of SiO2 on the ionic conductivity of the composite polymer electrolytes was investigated, and it was proven that the ionic conductivity had been enhanced. In addition, the interfacial stability also showed improvement. Maximum conductivity was obtained upon addition of 2 wt.% SiO2. The complexation of PMMA and LiCF3SO3 was verified through Fourier transform infrared studies. The thermal stability of the polymer electrolytes was also found to improve after dispersion of inorganic filler. This was proven in the thermogravimetric studies.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:9214
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:19 May 2010 03:45
Last Modified:19 May 2010 03:45

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