• Effect of plasticizer and fumed silica on ionic conductivity behaviour of proton conducting polymer electrolytes containing HPF6

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      Polymer electrolytes; ionic conductivity; polyethylene oxide; plasticizer; fumed silica.

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      The effect of addition of propylene carbonate (PC) and nano-sized fumed silica on the ionic conductivity behaviour of proton conducting polymer electrolytes containing different concentrations of hexafluorophosphoric acid (HPF6) in polyethylene oxide (PEO) has been studied. The addition of PC results in an increase in ionic conductivity, whereas the addition of nano-sized fumed silica improves mechanical strength of electrolytes along with a small increase in ionic conductivity. It was observed that the simultaneous addition of PC and fumed silica results in electrolytes with optimum value of ionic conductivity and other properties.

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      Jitender Paul Sharma1 S S Sekhon2

      1. Department of Physics, Doaba College, Jalandhar, India
      2. Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143 005, India
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