Research Field IV

Novel electrolyte-polymers for battery and transistor systems

Improved charge-transport and the compensation of volume-changes is crucial in technology of modern batteries, fuel-cells and transistors. Several EU/DFG-funded projects (Bat4ever within Horizon-2020, DFG) do address the chemical synthesis of novel ionomers and ionogels, used as electrolytes within large international consortia. Novel long living batteries and transistors with self-healing functions are prepared and studied as future technologies. Novel polymeric ionic liquids1-8 are studied aiming to increase ionic conductivity,1-2 charge-transfer to the electrodes and enable a longer lifetime of the final   batteries. Knowledge of ionic mobilities is transferred to interfacial transport processes such as ionic liquid gating,9-10 where the underlying interface and its structural changes are studied.

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