Membrane Separators Coated by TiO2-PMMA with Low Thermal Shrinkage Rate for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Yangyang Xi
2017 International Journal of Electrochemical Science  
Composite membrane separators are fabricated by coating one side of microporous polyethylene membrane with poly(methyl methacrylate) modified titanate nanoparticles that are synthesized through emulsifier-free emulsion polymerization of methacrylate-functionalized titanate nanoparticles. The formed composite membrane separators exhibit great thermal-shrinking resistance due to the introduction of thermal resistant titanate nanoparticles. After immersed into electrolyte solution, the swelling
more » ... on, the swelling poly(methyl methacrylate) microspheres leads to the formation of gel electrolyte, thus stabilizing the electrolyte. Moreover, the porous structure of the coated layer can facilitate the swelling of electrolyte and the transport of lithium ions. The thus-assembled lithium ion battery shows an improved cycle performance and rate capability.
doi:10.20964/2017.06.69 fatcat:k66lmqe2i5cobhtoo7zxqyxsqi