Flexible Batteries: Thin, Deformable, and Safety-Reinforced Plastic Crystal Polymer Electrolytes for High-Performance Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries (Adv. Funct. Mater. 1/2014)




Thin, deformable, and safety-reinforced plastic crystal polymer electrolytes for use in high-performance flexible lithium-ion batteries with aesthetic versatility and robust safety features is reported on page 44 by S.-Y. Lee and co-workers. The combination of a plastic crystal polymer electrolyte matrix with a compliant nonwoven skeleton enables the fabrication of the innovative polymer electrolyte with optimized attributes. The cell assembled with the polymer electrolyte exhibits stable electrochemical performance under severely deformed states (even a wrinkled state), without suffering from internal short-circuit failures.