Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 75, Issue 3, pp 925–945 | Cite as

Preparation and dielectric properties of PVP-based polymer electrolyte films for solid-state battery application

  • S. K. Shahenoor Basha
  • G. Sunita Sundari
  • K. Vijay Kumar
  • M. C. Rao
Original Paper


Solid polymer electrolyte has been prepared with the combination of PVP (poly vinyl pyrrolidone) and magnesium sulfate heptahydrate (MgSO4·7H2O) by solution cast technique and subsequently characterized for possible polymer battery application. Structural studies were carried out by XRD technique. DSC analysis revealed that the micro-porous polymer membrane is thermally stable up to 300 °C. The surface morphology of the films was analyzed by SEM. Electrical conductivity was performed using AC impedance analyzing technique in the frequency range from 4 kHz to 5 MHz. Complex impedance spectroscopy revealed that the enhancement in electrical conductivity by salt doping and the conductivity maximum was obtained for 15 wt% of MgSO4·7H2O salt concentration. Optical absorption studies were carried out on to the prepared films in the wavelength range 200–600 nm. Solid-state polymer battery has been fabricated with the configuration of Mg+/(PVP + MgSO4·7H2O)/(I2 + C + electrolyte) and discharge characteristics were studied for a constant load of 100 kΩ. The cell parameters like open-circuit voltage, short circuit current, energy density and power density were calculated.


PVP XRD DSC SEM Optical Dielectric properties Discharge characteristics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Shahenoor Basha
    • 1
  • G. Sunita Sundari
    • 1
  • K. Vijay Kumar
    • 2
  • M. C. Rao
    • 3
  1. 1.Solid State Ionics Laboratory, Department of PhysicsK. L. UniversityGunturIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsDayananda Sagar Academy of Technology and ManagementBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsAndhra Loyola CollegeVijayawadaIndia

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