Preparation and characterizations of PVAc/P(VdF-HFP)-based polymer blend electrolytes
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A novel group of polymer blend electrolytes based on the mixture of poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc), poly(vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene) (PVdF-HFP), and the lithium salt (LiClO4) are prepared by solvent casting technique. Ionic conductivity of the polymer blend electrolytes has been investigated by varying the PVAc and PVdF-HFP content in the polymer matrix. The maximum ionic conductivity has been obtained as 0.527 × 10−4 Scm−1 at 303 K for PVAc/PVdF-HFP ((25/75) wt.%)/LiClO4 (8 wt.%). The complex formations ascertained from XRD and FTIR spectroscopic techniques and the thermal behavior of the prepared samples has been performed by DSC analysis. The surface morphology and the surface roughness are studied using SEM and AFM scanning techniques respectively.
KeywordsPoly(vinyl acetate) Polymer blend Ionic conductivity Atomic force microscopy
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