Ceramic-polymer interface in composite electrolytes of lithium aluminum titanium phosphate and polyetherurethane polymer electrolyte

K. M. Nairn, A. S. Best, P. J. Newman, D. R. MacFarlane, M. Forsyth

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Composite electrolytes of the lithium-ion-conducting ceramic Li1.3Al0.3Ti1.7(PO4)3 and polyetherurethane/lithium triflate polymer electrolyte have been prepared. Microscopy has shown that adhesion between the ceramic and polymer phases is poor, with gaps up to 1 μm at the interface. When dry, the composites are no more conductive than the pure polymer electrolyte. Exposing the samples to the vapour of solvents such as DMF, acetonitrile or water produces a significant increase in conductivity, over and beyond simple plasticization of the polymer. Pretreating the ceramic with a compatibilizing agent improves adhesion at the interface with the polymer, but decreases overall conductivity in the case investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
EventProceedings of the 1997 11th International Conference on Solid State Ionics, SSI-97 - Honolulu, United States of America
Duration: 16 Nov 199721 Nov 1997

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