Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Effective medium theory of conduction in stretched polymer electrolytes
Authors: Dürr, Oliver
Dieterich, Wolfgang
Nitzan, Abraham
DOI: 10.1021/jp013373a
Published in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume(Issue): 106
Issue: 24
Page(s): 6149
Pages to: 6155
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher / Ed. Institution: American Chemical Society
ISSN: 1520-6106
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 540: Chemistry
Abstract: Recent experimental observations of anisotropic conductivity in stretched polymer electrolyte films of the poly(ethylene oxide) family are discussed. The main experimental observations, enhancement of the ionic diffusion and conductivity in the stretch direction, and decrease in these transport coefficients in the normal direction are interpreted in terms of an effective two-phase model. This two-phase model is based on the idea that a highly conducting phase is associated with oriented molecular structures which are surrounded by poorly conducting boundary regions. This model is evaluated within the framework of differential effective medium theory (DEMT). Under stretching these regions change from spherical to prolate-spheroidal shapes. The computed dependence of the DC conductivity tensor and its AC counterpart on the stretch parameters is in good agreement with experimental results.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design (IDP)
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