A novel calcium-ion solid polymer electrolyte based on crosslinked poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate

Francielli S. Genier, Cameron V. Burdin, Saeid Biria, Ian Dean Hosein

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A solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) for calcium-ion conduction was produced and characterized. Poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate was photocrosslinked under blue light in the presence of calcium salt to form a stable network with high thermal stability and promising conductivity. An ionic conductivity of 3.4 × 10−4 S/cm at 110 °C and 3.0 × 10−6 S/cm at room temperature was achieved, which is similar to early-stage lithium SPEs. The electrolytes evaluated under thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) remained stable up to temperatures of approximately 140 °C. XRD confirmed no salt precipitation within the polymer matrix, and Raman analysis indicated the complexation of the calcium ions to the PEGDA network. This study is a contribution towards suitable polymer electrolytes for solid-state calcium-ion batteries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-307
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Power Sources
StatePublished - Feb 28 2019



  • Calcium conduction
  • Solid polymer electrolyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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