Host-guest interactions in single-ion lithium polymer electrolyte

D. Golodnitsky, R. Kovarsky, H. Mazor, Yu Rosenberg, I. Lapides, E. Peled, W. Wieczorek, A. Plewa, M. Siekierski, M. Kalita, L. Settimi, B. Scrosati, L. G. Scanlon

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The complex interplay between the ionic conductivity and structure of the LiC F3 S O3: PEO polymer electrolyte, induced by the calix[6]pyrrole anion receptor, has been investigated by different experimental methods, including ac impedance, calorimetry, X-ray diffraction, and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. It was found that calix[6]pyrrole, even at low concentrations, can form stable bidentate complexes with triflate anions, thus making cation transport dominating, which results in t+ close to unity. It should be noted that the incorporation of an anion trap does not suppress the bulk ionic conductivity of polymer electrolytes at above 60°C. We attribute this effect to the dissociation of ion aggregates and structural changes imposed by the additive. Stable solid electrolyte interface resistance was achieved in the polymer electrolytes containing calix[6]pyrrole.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A547-A553
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2007


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