Imprintable, bendable, and shape-conformable polymer electrolytes for versatile-shaped lithium-ion batteries

Eun Hye Kil, Keun Ho Choi, Hyo Jeong Ha, Sheng Xu, John A. Rogers, Mi Ri Kim, Young Gi Lee, Kwang Man Kim, Kuk Young Cho*, Sang Young Lee

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A class of imprintable, bendable, and shape-conformable polymer electrolyte with excellent electrochemical performance in a lithium battery system is reported. The material consists of a UV-cured polymer matrix, high-boiling point liquid electrolyte, and Al2O3 nanoparticles, formulated for use in lithium-ion batteries with 3D-structured electrodes or flexible characteristics. The unique structural design and well-tuned rheological characteristics of the UV-curable electrolyte mixture, in combination with direct UV-assisted nanoimprint lithography, allow the successful fabrication of polymer electrolytes in geometries not accessible with conventional materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1395-1400
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 13 2013


  • UV-assisted nanoimprint lithography
  • design flexibility
  • imprintable/bendable/shape-conformable polymer electrolytes
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • three-dimensional structured electrodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)


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