Table of Contents
Journal of Polymers
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 752596, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/752596
Research Article

Effect of Plasticizers on Structural and Dielectric Behaviour of [PEO + (NH4)2C4H8(COO)2] Polymer Electrolyte

1National Center of Experimental Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, UP 211002, India
2Department of Env. Science, Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalay, Chitrakoot, MP 485334, India

Received 17 April 2013; Accepted 25 June 2013

Academic Editor: Han-Do Kim

Copyright © 2013 Kamlesh Pandey et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Improvements in ion transport property of polyethylene-oxide- (PEO-) based polymer electrolytes have been investigated, using different types of plasticizers. The effects of single and coupled plasticizers [i.e., EC, (EC + PC), and (EC + PEG)] on structural and electrical behavior of pristine electrolyte were studied by XRD, SEM technique, and impedance spectroscopy. The electrical conductivity of the best plasticized system was found to be 4 × 10−6 S/cm. Argand plots show dispersive nature of relaxation time or inhomogeneous space charge polarization of plasticized polymer electrolyte.