Li-conducting ionic rubbers for lithium battery and other applications

Charles Angell, Jiang Fan, Changle Liu, Qun Lu, Eduardo Sanchez, Kang Xu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

46 Scopus citations


We describe the development of a class of ambient temperature solid electrolytes based on the incorporation of a small mole fraction, 5-10% repeat units, of high molecular weight polymer into a supercooled lithium salt mixture of sub-ambient glass transition temperature. Such materials constitute a new class of rubber in which the majority components are simple ions and, as such, offer a type of "solid" electrolytes which has many advantages over the current "superionic glass" and "salt-in-polymer" electrolytes. Indeed this class combines the best features of the other two, cationic conduction and rubbery compliances respectively, into a single material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-353
Number of pages11
JournalSolid State Ionics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Li-conducting ionic rubbers for lithium battery and other applications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this