GREEN

Global Research Center for Environment and Energy based on Nanomaterials Science

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

Text Size

  • Enlarge
  • Standard

Research

  1. Home  >  
  2. Research  >  
  3. Batteries and Fuel Cells Field  >  
  4. Innovative Polymer Electrolyte Design Group

Innovative Polymer Electrolyte Design Group

Research

By molecular design of concentrated polymer brushes and ionic liquids, we will develop multiuse polymer electrolytes, which can be applied to polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells operating under nonhumidified and moderate-temperature conditions as well as electric double layer capacitors, rechargeable batteries and solar cells.

A solid type of electrolyte is developed by three-dimensionally self-assembling hybrid particles, in a crystal, with the concentrated brush of ionic-liquid polymers containing a small amount of ionic liquid. The operation of a bipolar lithium-ion rechargeable battery is successfully demonstrated.

Solid electrolyte using hybrid particle decorated with ionic liquid-type polymer brush

Solid electrolyte using hybrid particle decorated with ionic liquid-type polymer brush

Member

Yoshinobu Tsujii

GREEN Open-lab Guest Researcher

Yoshinobu Tsujii

(Professor, Kyoto University)

Takashi Morinaga

GREEN Open-lab Guest Researcher

Takashi Morinaga

(Associate Professor, National Institute of Technology, Tsuruoka College)

Chaofu Zhang

Postdoctoral Researcher

Chaofu Zhang