Record number :
1786438
Title of article :
Investigations on electrical properties of (PVA:NaF) polymer electrolytes for electrochemical cell applications
Author/Authors :
Bhargav، نويسنده , , P. Balaji and Mohan، نويسنده , , V. Madhu and Sharma، نويسنده , , A.K. Prasada Rao، نويسنده , , V.V.R.N.، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
دوماهنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
Pages :
7
From page :
165
To page :
171
Abstract :
Solid polymer electrolytes based on poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) complexed with sodium fluoride (NaF) at different weight percent ratios were prepared using solution cast technique. The structural properties of these electrolyte films were examined by XRD studies. The XRD data revealed that the amorphous domains of PVA polymer matrix increased with increase of NaF salt concentration. The complexation of the salt with the polymer was confirmed by FT-IR studies. Electrical conductivity was measured in the temperature range of 303–373 K and the conductivity was found to increase with the increase of dopant concentration as well as temperature. The dielectric constant (ε′) increased with the increase in temperature and decreased with the increase in frequency. A loss peak was identified at 365 K in the dielectric loss spectra and is attributed to the orientation of polar groups. Measurement of transference number was carried out to investigate the nature of charge transport in these polymer electrolyte films using Wagner’s polarization technique and Watanabe technique. Transport number data showed that the charge transport in these polymer electrolyte systems was predominantly due to ions and in particular due to anions. Using these polymer electrolytes, solid state electrochemical cells were fabricated. Various cell parameters like open circuit voltage (OCV), short circuit current (SCC), power density and energy density were determined.
Keywords :
XRD , FT-IR , transference number , dielectric constant , Electrochemical cell , ionic conductivity
Journal title :
Current Applied Physics
Serial Year :
2009
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