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Designing Polymer Electrolytes for Safe and High Capacity Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

Miller, Thomas F., III and Wang, Zhen-Gang and Coates, Geoffrey W. and Balsara, Nitash P. (2017) Designing Polymer Electrolytes for Safe and High Capacity Rechargeable Lithium Batteries. Accounts of Chemical Research, 50 (3). pp. 590-593. ISSN 0001-4842. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170322-074051393

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Abstract

The development of solid polymer electrolytes for lithium battery applications is a challenge of profound technological significance. We have established a collaboration with the aim of understanding and designing improved polymer electrolytes that combines theoretical modeling, polymer synthesis, and experimental characterization. By studying diverse polymer chemistries, we have discovered that ion-solvation-site connectivity is an important feature of polymer electrolytes that is necessary for high lithium-ion conductance. We are employing this insight into search for improved polymer electrolytes, with promising early-stage results.


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Miller, Thomas F., III0000-0002-1882-5380
Wang, Zhen-Gang0000-0002-3361-6114
Coates, Geoffrey W.0000-0002-3400-2552
Balsara, Nitash P.0000-0002-0106-5565
Additional Information:© 2017 American Chemical Society. Received: November 11, 2016; Published: March 21, 2017. This research was supported by the DMREF (Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future) Program of the National Science Foundation, Award Numbers NSF-CHE-1335486, NSF-CHE-1333736, and NSF-CHE-1334410. We thank our students, Brett Savoie, Danielle Pesko, Mike Webb, and Qi Zheng, for their valuable input. The authors declare no competing financial interest
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Official Citation:Designing Polymer Electrolytes for Safe and High Capacity Rechargeable Lithium Batteries Thomas F. Miller, III, Zhen-Gang Wang, Geoffrey W. Coates, and Nitash P. Balsara Accounts of Chemical Research 2017 50 (3), 590-593 DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00568
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