Li-Metal Symmetrical Cell Studies Using Ionic Organic Plastic Crystal Electrolyte

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  • Patrick C. Howlett,

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    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University Wellington Rd, Clayton, 3800 Australia
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University Wellington Rd, Clayton, 3800 Australia.
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  • Yousoff Shekibi,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University Wellington Rd, Clayton, 3800 Australia
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  • Douglas R. MacFarlane,

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, School of Chemistry Monash University Wellington Rd, Clayton, 3800 Australia
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  • Maria Forsyth

    1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University Wellington Rd, Clayton, 3800 Australia
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  • This work was supported financially by the Australian Research Council through the Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. The authors gratefully acknowledge this support. The authors also thank Mr Etienne Wasser for his assistance in preparing the SEM samples (Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author).

Abstract

A low current density preconditioning process, which produces an improved lithium transport mechanism is created by the action of charge flow through a plastic crystal electrolyte (figure). A reduction in cell polarisation at high applied current density is demonstrated which approaches the rates required for these electrolytes to be used in practical devices.

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