New polymer electrolytes for high-performance rechargeable batteries
Presenter: Dominik Steinle
Co-authors: Huu-Dat Nguyen, Matthias Kuenzel, Elie Paillard, Stefano Passerini, Cristina Iojoiu, Dominic Bresser
Title: New polymer electrolytes for high-performance rechargeable batteries
Affiliation: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Polymer electrolytes are expected to contribute to the realization of safer rechargeable batteries and may, moreover, enable the employment of metal anodes to further improve their energy density.[1,2] Beside mechanical strength, three features are crucial: (i) Sufficient ionic conductivity, (ii) avoidance of reversed cell polarization, and (iii) the homogeneous metal deposition upon charge to avoid dendrite formation.
Here, we present our approach to address these requirements by designing different functional blocks and introducing strongly coordinating molecular “transporters” to decouple polymer dynamics and charge transport,[3,4] while additionally allowing for the stable cycling of high-energy Li[Ni0.6Mn0.2Co0.2]O2.
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