Mechanical properties of polyether-plasticiser-salt systems as polymer electrolytes

Jiazeng Sun, D. R. MacFarlane, M. Forsyth

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The mechanical properties of urethane crosslinked poly(ethylene oxide-co-propylene oxide) glyceryl ether-plasticiser (tetraethylene glycol dimethyl ether, or methylformamide)-salt (LiClO4)-based polymer electrolytes have been studied. It was found that, with increasing concentration of salt, the elastic modulus and tensile strength of the materials unexpectedly decrease. This is interpreted in terms of a predominance of intramolecular coordination of the Li+ ions by the polymer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996


  • Lithium perchlorate
  • Mechanical property
  • Plasticiser
  • Polyether
  • Polymer electrolyte

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