• Morphology, thermal, electrical and electrochemical stability of nano aluminium-oxide-filled polyvinyl alcohol composite gel electrolyte

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      Polymer nanocomposite gel electrolytes; ionic conductivity; polymer electrolytes; X-ray diffraction; differential scanning calorimetry.

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      In the present work, an attempt has been made to develop nano aluminium oxide (Al2O3)-filled polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) composite gel electrolytes. Surface morphological studies, thermal behaviour, electrochemical stability and electrical characterization of these composite gel electrolytes have been performed. An increase in the concentration of Al2O3 in composite gel electrolytes increases the amorphous characteristics of pure PVA. Bulk conductivity of composite gel electrolytes increases by an order of magnitude on addition of a nano filler. Maximum conductivity of 5.81 × 10-2 S/cm is observed for 6 wt% Al2O3-filled polymer gel composite electrolytes. Temperature dependence of electrical conductivity shows a combination of Arrhenius and Vogel–Tamman–Fulcher (VTF) nature. Maximum current stability during oxidation and reduction cycle is noticed for 6 wt% Al2O3-filled PVA composite electrolyte, viz. ±1.65 V.

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      Navin Chand1 Neelesh Rai2 S L Agrawal2 S K Patel2

      1. Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI), (Formerly RRL) (CSIR) Habibganj Naka, Bhopal, India
      2. SSI Laboratory, Department of Physics, APS University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India
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