Themed collection Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage
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.
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.
Anisotropic ion transport in nanostructured solid polymer electrolytes
We discuss recent progresses on anisotropic ion transport in solid polymer electrolytes.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About this collection
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)