Superionic behavior in polyethylene-oxide-based single-ion conductors

Kan Ju Lin, Janna K. Maranas

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We demonstrate superionic ion conduction in simulations of a poly(ethylene oxide)-based polymer electrolyte. The superionic conduction uses cation hopping via chain-like ion aggregates, enabling long-range charge transfer while ions only move locally. The Na single-ion conductor achieves two essential features of superionic metal ion conductors: one-dimensional ion structure and immobile anions. The superionic conduction depends on the number and length of conduction pathways, the conduction pathway lifetime, and the rate at which end ions join and leave the pathway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052602
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 13 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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