Polymer electrolytes: Ionic transport mechanisms and relaxation coupling

Mark A. Ratner, Patrik Johansson, Duward F. Shriver

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For understanding transport in polymer ionics, the coupling between relaxational motion and transport has been a dominant theme. Experimentally, it has been established that transport occurs in the fully amorphous continuum phase, rather than the crystalline phase. Nevertheless, a local structure surrounds the mobile ions. Meanwhile, a number of theoretical methods have led to increased understanding of the mechanisms and to some mechanism-based designs. Such advances have been effective in increasing the performance capability of polymer electrolytes and have arisen from conceptual ideas based on mechanistic models for transport.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalMRS Bulletin
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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