Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol.106, No.6, 4091-4097, 2007
Spectroscopic and electrochemical studies on block-polymer/PMMA blend based composite polymer electrolytes
Poly(methylmethacrylate)(PMMA)oxymethylene-linked polyoxyethylene multi-block polymer(Om-POEn, where n represents number of unit -CH2CH2O-) blend based composite electrolyte films containing different lithium salt concentration and nanofillers' content are prepared using solvent evaporation technique. The interaction of polymer-salt complex has been confirmed using FTIR spectral studies. The figuration of CPE was studied by XRD. Ionic conductivity and thermal behavior of the CPEs were studied with various salt concentrations, temperature, and nanofillers' content. The surface structure of the CPE is also investigated using scanning electron microscopy. The high room temperature ionic conductivity, transmittivity in the visible region, and thermal stability make these CPEs potential candidates as solid-like electrolytes for electrochemical devices.