Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 76, Issue 2, pp 785–796 | Cite as

Ion conduction behavior of hot-pressed nanocomposite polymer electrolytes: (1 − x) [70PEO:30NaBr] + xSiO2

  • Angesh ChandraEmail author
Original Paper


Ion conduction behavior of a new Na+ ion-conducting nanocomposite polymer electrolytes (NCPEs): (1 − x) [70PEO:30NaBr] + xSiO2, where 0 <  x < 20 wt%, is reported. NCPEs have been synthesized using a hot-press technique. Materials characterization, polymer-salt/nanofiller SiO2 complexation and thermal properties characterization were done with the help of XRD, FTIR, SEM, DSC and TGA studies. The ion conduction behavior in the present NCPEs has been discussed by the experimental measurements on some basic ionic parameters viz. conductivity (σ), ionic mobility (μ), mobile ion concentration (n), ionic transference number (tion), ionic drift velocity (vd) etc.


Nanocomposite polymer electrolytes Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) X-ray diffraction (XRD) 



Author gratefully acknowledges SERB DST, New Delhi, for providing financial assistance through the research project (No. SR/FTP/PS-23/2009).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Solid State Physics Research Laboratory, Department of Applied PhysicsShri Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management and TechnologyRaipurIndia

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