MSc Sabina Abbrent Nováková, PhD
TopicPolymer electrolytes suitable for lithium polymer batteries
AnnotationToday’s lithium batteries, found in nearly all consumer electronics, still suffer from major insufficiencies and will require additional technological advances. A vast variety of polymer electrolytes (PEs) have been described from dry polymers to plasticised or gelled systems, but a satisfactory solution is yet to be found.
Suitable polymer systems with optimised composition must also be compatible with electrode materials and all this requires profound fundamental knowledge of the physicochemical phenomena related to conductivity mechanisms and interactions between polymer framework, mobile species and other battery components.
A thorough investigation of the properties that induce ionic conductivity will be conducted and detail characterisation of the dynamics and physicochemical properties of the materials will be in focus.
Experimental techniques such as impedance spectroscopy and NMR spectroscopy experiments are necessary to clarify the influence of varying composition of samples in terms of resulting mechanical, thermal and above all electrochemical properties and will be the main techniques used. However, the emphasis can be altered according to the student’s preferences and abilities.
UniversitiesVysoká škola chemicko technologická v Praze, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Matematicko-fyzikální fakulta UK, Technická univerzita Liberec, Přírodovědecká fakulta Univerzity Palackého Olomouc, Universita Tomáše Bati Zlín

Otto Wichterle Centre of Polymer Materials and Technologies - CPMTOW

Centre of Biomedicinal Polymers - CBMP

Centre of Polymer Sensors - CPS

Polymers for Power Engineering - Energolab


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