화학공학소재연구정보센터
Journal of Materials Science, Vol.56, No.3, 2474-2485, 2021
Gel polymer electrolyte based on hydrophilic-lipophilic TiO2-modified thermoplastic polyurethane for high-performance Li-ion batteries
Due to the advantages of high energy density and improved safety properties, Li metal batteries with gel polymer electrolyte (GPE) have drawn much attention in recent years. Herein, a novel gel thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) electrolyte filled with ultrafine hydrophilic-lipophilic TiO(2)nanoparticles was successfully prepared by using a phase separation technology. The gel electrolyte can protect the battery against the leakage of liquid electrolyte by means of its strong interaction with Li(+)and solvents. This kind of GPE shows an ionic conductivity of 1.59 mS cm(-1)and an electrochemical window of 4.3 V (vs. Li/Li+) at room temperature. Robust TiO(2)nanoparticles embedded into TPU matrix can effectively block dendrite puncture and, besides, greatly improve the thermal stability of GPE. The cycling performance, rate capability and mechanical properties guarantee the reliability of the as-prepared GPE in Li-ion batteries.