Novel L AGP − PEI Composite Electrolyte

Moran Lifshitz, Anna Greenbaum (Gutina), Yuri Feldman, Steve Greenbaum, Diana Golodnitsky

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Solid electrolytes (SE) have major advantages as an alternative to liquid electrolytes, in terms of reliability, safety, and easy design. SEs are generally defined as electronically insulating solid materials with high mobility and selective transport of charged ionic species within their structure. In general, they can be divided into two main categories: polymeric and inorganic. In this study we focus on the development of a novel composite Li1.5Al0.5Ge1.5(PO4)3 – Polyethyleneimine (LAGP−PEI) polymer-in-ceramic electrolyte, which contains high concentrations of ionic charge carriers with a minimal polymer concentration. Commercial nanoparticles of lithium aluminum germanium phosphate (Li1.5Al0.5Ge1.5(PO4)3, LAGP) were used as a ceramic matrix. Polyethyleneimine (PEI) was tested as a binder and lithium-ion-conducting medium. The combination of nanosize LAGP glass ceramics and PEI polymer was chosen to provide mechanical flexibility with the benefit of the high ionic conductivity of LAGP. The composite electrolytes were prepared by electrophoretic deposition (EPD). TGA, DSC, XRD, ESEM, NMR and EIS tests were used for the characterization of the samples. The dielectric properties of pristine LAGP and LAGP-based quasi-solid electrolytes, containing different concentrations of LiTFSI-based Pyr14 ionic liquid ions, were studied with the use of the BDS 80 (NOVOCONTROL) with automatic temperature control by a QUATRO Cryosystem. The complex, non-Debye dielectric response of the composite electrolyte has been described in terms of several distributed relaxation processes separated by different frequency and temperature ranges. While at low temperatures, the main contribution is from LAGP, at the middle- and high-temperature regions, the superposition of a few non-Arrhenius processes is observed. 7Li diffusion of the composite electrolyte measured by NMR at 90°C was about 6±2 E-11 m2/s. The correlation of ion-transport phenomena with XRD, DSC and ESEM data will be presented in detail. Acknowledgements The research was funded by the Israel Ministry of Science and Technology, grant 53886 and by the Israel Science Foundation (INREP project).
Original languageEnglish
Article numberMA2019-04 0446
Pages (from-to)446
Number of pages1
JournalECS Meeting Abstracts
StatePublished - 2019


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