From Simple Electrolyte Solutions Through Polymer Electrolytes to Superionic Rubbers: Some Fundamental Considerations

C. Austen Angell, Corrie T. Imrie, Malcolm D. Ingram*

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A general discussion is presented for the conductivity-viscosity and viscosity-temperature relationships in polymer electrolytes in the context of systematizing the efforts to obtain higher ionic conductivities at ambient temperatures. Topics discussed include: the Walden rule, glass-rubber and rubber-melt transitions, the strength-fragility concept, the Vogel-Fulcher-Tammann and Williams-Landel-Ferry equations, the chelation effect and the decoupling of ionic transport from the structural relaxation processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalPolymer International
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998



  • Decoupling effects
  • Polymer electrolytes
  • Transport mechanisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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