Chinese Journal of Polymer Science

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 302–308 | Cite as

Synthesis, characterization and ion transport properties of hot-pressed solid polymer electrolytes (1−x) PEO:x KI

  • Angesh Chandra
  • Archana Chandra
  • K. Thakur


Synthesis and ion transport properties of hot-pressed solid polymer electrolytes (SPEs), (1−x) PEO: x KI, where x is the content of KI in wt%, are reported. A hot-press technique has been used for the formation of the polymeric membranes in place of the usual solution cast method. The composition (80 PEO:20 KI) was identified as the highest conducting polymer electrolyte on the basis of compositional dependent conductivity studies of PEO:KI films. A conductivity enhancement of more than two orders of magnitude from that of the pure PEO was achieved. Materials characterization and ion transport mechanism were explained by using various experimental techniques.


Solid polymer electrolyte Hot-press technique Ionic conductivity Ionic mobility XRD Polymeric battery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsShri Shankaracharya Institute of Prof. Manag. & Tech.RaipurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Applied ChemistryRaipur Institute of TechnologyRaipurIndia

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