, Volume 25, Issue 11, pp 5117–5129 | Cite as

Al2O3-incorporated proton-conducting solid polymer electrolytes for electrochemical devices: a proficient method to achieve high electrochemical performance

  • T. Regu
  • C. Ambika
  • K. Karuppasamy
  • Ji-Hoon Jeon
  • Yen-Tae Jeong
  • Dhanasekaran Vikraman
  • T. Ajith Bosco RajEmail author
  • Hyun-Seok KimEmail author
Original Paper


A new series of proton-conducting solid polymer electrolytes with different compositions, comprising polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVPK40) and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) as host polymers, methanesulfonic acid (MSA) as a proton-conducting salt, and alumina (Al2O3) as the nanofiller, were prepared using solution casting. High proton-conducting samples were identified and utilized for the construction of primary proton batteries. The electrical properties of the prepared electrolytes were investigated through AC impedance analysis. The highest proton conductivity (2.51 × 10−5 S/cm) was achieved at room temperature by PMMA-PVPK40-MSA-based blended polymer electrolytes (BS3). The discharge characteristics of filler-dispersed solid polymer electrolytes were better than those of other solid polymer electrolytes. The estimated energy density of the constructed proton battery using solid polymer electrolytes with blended polymers and nanofillers was 0.66 and 3.25 Wh kg−1, respectively.


Polyvinylpyrrolidone Electrolytes Proton battery AC impedance analysis 


Funding information

This work was supported by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) of the Republic of Korea (No. 20194030202320) and the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (No. 2017R1D1A1A09000823).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Regu
    • 1
  • C. Ambika
    • 2
  • K. Karuppasamy
    • 3
  • Ji-Hoon Jeon
    • 3
  • Yen-Tae Jeong
    • 3
  • Dhanasekaran Vikraman
    • 3
  • T. Ajith Bosco Raj
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hyun-Seok Kim
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communication EngineeringPSN College of Engineering and TechnologyMelathediyoorIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Scientific and Applied ResearchPSN College of Engineering and TechnologyMelathediyoorIndia
  3. 3.Division of Electronics and Electrical EngineeringDongguk University-SeoulSeoulRepublic of Korea

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