Ionic conductivity of chitosan membranes and application for electrochemical devices

Khiar, A.S.A. and Arof, Abdul Kariem and Winie, T. and Majid, Siti Rohana (2006) Ionic conductivity of chitosan membranes and application for electrochemical devices. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 17 (7-8). pp. 523-527. ISSN 1042-7147, DOI

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Lithium (Li+)- and proton (H+)-conducting chitosan-based electrolytes have been prepared using the solution cast technique. The experimental results obtained using chitosan as the host polymer are compared with those of other Li+- and H+-complexes. The Rice and Roth model was used to explain the variations in the conductivity observed. The exponent, n, in Joncsher's universal power law equation sigma(omega) = sigma(dc) + A'omega(n) was analyzed as a function of temperature for the chitosan sample containing 41 vol% H3PO4. The analysis suggests that the conduction mechanism follows that proposed by the overlapping large polaron tunneling model. The chitosan membranes can be used as electrolytes in solid state batteries, electric double layer capacitors and fuel cells. However, there is still scope for improvement. Copyright (c) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chitosan, Conductivity cyclic voltammetry, Conduction mechanism, Electrochemistry, Membranes, Polymer electrolytes, Lithium, Nmr, Transport, Behavior
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 01:47
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2019 01:29

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