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Review Article

Progress in polymeric separators for lithium ion batteries

This study reviews the recent developments and the characteristics of polymeric separators used for lithium ion batteries.

Graphical abstract: Progress in polymeric separators for lithium ion batteries
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Review Article

Recent development of polymer membranes as separators for all-vanadium redox flow batteries

A key component for all-vanadium redox flow batteries is the membrane separator, which separates the positive and negative half-cells and prevents the cross-mixing of vanadium ions, while providing required ionic conductivity.

Graphical abstract: Recent development of polymer membranes as separators for all-vanadium redox flow batteries
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Review Article

Anisotropic ion transport in nanostructured solid polymer electrolytes

We discuss recent progresses on anisotropic ion transport in solid polymer electrolytes.

Graphical abstract: Anisotropic ion transport in nanostructured solid polymer electrolytes
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Review Article

Corrosion chemistry and protection of zinc & zinc alloys by polymer-containing materials for potential use in rechargeable aqueous batteries

The chemistry, methods, and results of corrosion studies on zinc coating using polymer-containing materials may be exploited in the development of the next generations of hybrid rechargeable aqueous batteries.

Graphical abstract: Corrosion chemistry and protection of zinc & zinc alloys by polymer-containing materials for potential use in rechargeable aqueous batteries
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Review Article

Storing energy in plastics: a review on conducting polymers & their role in electrochemical energy storage

This review article on conducting polymers discusses the background & theory behind their conductivity, the methods to nano-engineer special morphologies & recent contributions to the field of energy (e.g. supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells).

Graphical abstract: Storing energy in plastics: a review on conducting polymers & their role in electrochemical energy storage
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Communication

Inverse vulcanization of elemental sulfur with 1,4-diphenylbutadiyne for cathode materials in Li–S batteries

High sulfur content copolymers were prepared via inverse vulcanization of sulfur with 1,4-diphenylbutadiyne (DiPhDY) for use as the active cathode material in lithium–sulfur batteries.

Graphical abstract: Inverse vulcanization of elemental sulfur with 1,4-diphenylbutadiyne for cathode materials in Li–S batteries
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Open Access Communication

Phenothiazine-functionalized redox polymers for a new cathode-active material

Redox-active, phenothiazine-functionalized polymers were synthesized and employed as a promising cathode-active material (∼3.7 V vs. Li, 77 Ah kg−1) in a rechargeable battery.

Graphical abstract: Phenothiazine-functionalized redox polymers for a new cathode-active material
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Communication

Making a better organic–inorganic composite electrolyte to enhance the cycle life of lithium–sulfur batteries

The development of a high performance Li–S battery based on a composite gel polymer electrolyte with unique density gradients of silica nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Making a better organic–inorganic composite electrolyte to enhance the cycle life of lithium–sulfur batteries
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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Carbon nanotube–polyaniline core–shell nanostructured hydrogel for electrochemical energy storage

Highly porous three-dimensional core (carbon nanotube)–shell (polyaniline) conductive hydrogels synergize the advantageous features of hydrogels and conductive materials, showing enhanced electrical conductivity and electrochemical activity.

Graphical abstract: Carbon nanotube–polyaniline core–shell nanostructured hydrogel for electrochemical energy storage
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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Scalable, template-free synthesis of conducting polymer microtubes

A template-free synthesis method is used to create polypyrrole microtubes on stainless steel mesh substrates. The physical and electrochemical properties of the microtubes can be tailored by changing substrate dimensions and growth conditions.

Graphical abstract: Scalable, template-free synthesis of conducting polymer microtubes
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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A highly conductive, non-flammable polymer–nanoparticle hybrid electrolyte

Bi-dispersed hybrid nanoparticle electrolytes exhibit high ionic conductivity and reduced activation energy, enabling electrolytes with high particle loading.

Graphical abstract: A highly conductive, non-flammable polymer–nanoparticle hybrid electrolyte
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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Supercapacitor performance of carbon nanofiber electrodes derived from immiscible PAN/PMMA polymer blends

CNFs derived from electrospun immiscible blend of PAN and PMMA (95 : 5) afforded a specific capacitance of 140 F g−1 and an energy density of 67 W h kg−1 (active material) at 3.5 V in coin cell supercapacitors using an ionic liquid electrolyte.

Graphical abstract: Supercapacitor performance of carbon nanofiber electrodes derived from immiscible PAN/PMMA polymer blends
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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Silica nanoparticles densely grafted with PEO for ionomer plasticization

PEO-grafted nanoparticles and hydroxylated nanoparticles demonstrate different ionic conductivity–viscosity temperature dependence in nanocomposite ionomers.

Graphical abstract: Silica nanoparticles densely grafted with PEO for ionomer plasticization
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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High performance composite polymer electrolytes for lithium-ion polymer cells composed of a graphite negative electrode and LiFePO4 positive electrode

A lithium-ion polymer cell assembled with a composite polymer electrolyte containing optimized core–shell SiO2 particles exhibited good cycling performance.

Graphical abstract: High performance composite polymer electrolytes for lithium-ion polymer cells composed of a graphite negative electrode and LiFePO4 positive electrode
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Open Access Paper

Redox-active polyimide–polyether block copolymers as electrode materials for lithium batteries

Excellent cyclability of polyimide–polyether block copolymers used as cathode materials in lithium batteries was demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Redox-active polyimide–polyether block copolymers as electrode materials for lithium batteries
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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Asymmetric supercapacitors based on carbon nanofibre and polypyrrole/nanocellulose composite electrodes

Asymmetric, all-organic supercapacitors (containing an aqueous electrolyte), exhibiting a capacitance of 25 F g−1 (or 2.3 F cm−2) at a current density of 20 mA cm−2 and a maximum cell voltage of 1.6 V, are presented.

Graphical abstract: Asymmetric supercapacitors based on carbon nanofibre and polypyrrole/nanocellulose composite electrodes
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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Sprayable, paintable layer-by-layer polyaniline nanofiber/graphene electrodes

Using polyaniline nanofibers and graphene oxide sheets, we demonstrate here the successful layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of the two anisotropic nanomaterials using a water-based spray-on approach.

Graphical abstract: Sprayable, paintable layer-by-layer polyaniline nanofiber/graphene electrodes
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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Incorporation of PEDOT:PSS into SnO2/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite anodes for lithium-ion batteries to achieve ultra-high capacity and cyclic stability

A conducting polymer matrix of PEDOT:PSS is incorporated into SnO2/reduced graphene oxide composite for increasing the stability of lithium-ion battery anodes.

Graphical abstract: Incorporation of PEDOT:PSS into SnO2/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite anodes for lithium-ion batteries to achieve ultra-high capacity and cyclic stability
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Open Access Paper

Ternary polymer electrolytes incorporating pyrrolidinium-imide ionic liquids

Amorphous PEO-ionic liquid–LiX polymer electrolytes containing mixed imide anions exhibit high ionic conductivity and lithium plating–stripping capability at moderate temperatures.

Graphical abstract: Ternary polymer electrolytes incorporating pyrrolidinium-imide ionic liquids
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
Open Access Paper

Controlled ionic conductivity via tapered block polymer electrolytes

Tapered block polymer electrolytes have been developed and exhibited enhanced room temperature conductivity relative to poly(styrene-b-ethylene oxide) (P(S-EO)) and non-tapered poly(s-b-oligo-oxyethylene methacrylate) (P(S-OEM)) counterparts.

Graphical abstract: Controlled ionic conductivity via tapered block polymer electrolytes
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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Impact of linker in polypyrrole/quinone conducting redox polymers

Introducing a linker unit in polypyrrole/quinone conducting redox polymers dramatically reduces the interaction between the two redox systems. Moreover, increasing its length and flexibility completely eliminates the interaction.

Graphical abstract: Impact of linker in polypyrrole/quinone conducting redox polymers
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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High performance solid polymer electrolyte with graphene oxide nanosheets

Two dimensional graphene oxide (GO) sheets with high surface area and excellent mechanical properties are introduced into a solid polyethylene oxide/lithium salt electrolyte.

Graphical abstract: High performance solid polymer electrolyte with graphene oxide nanosheets
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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Effect of surface chemistry on the double layer capacitance of polypyrrole-derived ordered mesoporous carbon

In this work, the effect of nitrogen on the double layer (DL) capacitance of nitrogen-doped ordered mesoporous carbon (NOMC) is studied.

Graphical abstract: Effect of surface chemistry on the double layer capacitance of polypyrrole-derived ordered mesoporous carbon
From the themed collection: Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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Welcome to this themed collection ‘Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage,’ Guest Edited by Professor Yossef A. Elabd and Professor Jodie L. Lutkenhaus (Texas A&M University, USA)

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