Imprintable, bendable, and shape-conformable polymer electrolytes for versatile-shaped lithium-ion batteries

Eun Hye Kil, Keun Ho Choi, Hyo Jeong Ha, Sheng Xu, John A. Rogers, Mi Ri Kim, Young Gi Lee, Kwang Man Kim, Kuk Young Cho, Sang Young Lee

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A class of imprintable, bendable, and shape-conformable polymer electrolyte with excellent electrochemical performance in a lithium battery system is reported. The material consists of a UV-cured polymer matrix, high-boiling point liquid electrolyte, and Al2O3 nanoparticles, formulated for use in lithium-ion batteries with 3D-structured electrodes or flexible characteristics. The unique structural design and well-tuned rheological characteristics of the UV-curable electrolyte mixture, in combination with direct UV-assisted nanoimprint lithography, allow the successful fabrication of polymer electrolytes in geometries not accessible with conventional materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1395-1400
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 13 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • design flexibility
  • imprintable/bendable/shape-conformable polymer electrolytes
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • three-dimensional structured electrodes
  • UV-assisted nanoimprint lithography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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