New type electrolytes with the addition of LiCF3SO3-PC into polymer films of waterborne polyurethane (WPU) prepared from our modified acetone process are investigated by using alternating current (AC) impedance and cyclic voltammetry (CV) for their ionic conductivities and interfacial characteristics. The conductivities calculated from the results of AC impedance obey an Arrhenius law. The conductivity and the charge transfer resistance of WPU based electrolytes increases and decreases, respectively, with increasing addition of LiCF3SO3-PC. The room temperature conductivities of WPU electrolytes are improved from 10-5 ∼ 10-6 S cm-1 to ∼ 10-3 S cm-1 by adding LiCF3SO3-PC from 10 wt% to 70 wt%. However, the CV results of WPU electrolyte with 70 wt% of LiCF3SO3-PC in a Li/WPU electrolyte/Li cell exhibit unstable voltammetric behaviour at 65°C, which is attributable to its unstable dimension at high temperature.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics