In this study, we demonstrated the use of DNA-CTMA (DC) in combination with PolyVinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)
as a host matrix or separator for Lithium based electrolyte to form solid polymer/gel like electrolyte for potential
application in Li-ion batteries. The addition of DC provided a better thermal stability of the composite electrolyte as
shown by the thermos-gravimetric analysis (TGA). The AC conductivity measurements suggest that the addition of
DC to the gel electrolyte had no effect on the overall ionic conductivity of the composite. The obtained films are
flexible with high mechanical stretch-ability as compared to the gel type electrolytes only.
Jitendra Kumar, Fahima Ouchen, Devin A. Smarra, Guru Subramanyam, and James G. Grote, "DNA based electrolyte/separator for lithium battery application," Proc. SPIE 9557, Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications VIII, 95570A (Presented at SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering: August 11, 2015; Published: 7 October 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2193780.
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