Characterisation and modelling of multivalent polymer electrolytes
M.J.C. Plancha, Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Portugal
Multivalent polymer electrolytes are among the diverse and numerous ion-conducting solid systems used in electrochemical devices such as high specific energy batteries. This chapter describes the importance of the morphology and crystallographic structures of multivalent polymer electrolytes, and their effects on critical ionic transport properties such as electrolyte ionic conductivity and cationic transference number. The mechanisms for ionic conduction are described and discussed, and examples that illustrate the complexity of this scientific area are briefly reviewed. The factors upon ...