Tuning ion conducting pathways using holographic polymerization. Academic Article uri icon


  • Polymer electrolyte membranes (PEMs) with high and controlled ionic conductivity are important for energy-related applications, such as solid-state batteries and fuel cells. Herein we disclose a new strategy to fabricate long-range ordered PEMs with tunable ion conducting pathways using a holographic polymerization (HP) method. By incorporating polymer electrolyte into the carefully selected HP system, electrolyte layers/channels with length scales of a few tens of nanometers to micrometers can be formed with controlled orientation and anisotropy; ionic conductivity anisotropy as high as 37 has been achieved.

published proceedings

  • Nano Lett

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Smith, D. M., Dong, B., Marron, R. W., Birnkrant, M. J., Elabd, Y. A., Natarajan, L. V., ... Li, C. Y.

citation count

  • 46

complete list of authors

  • Smith, Derrick M||Dong, Bin||Marron, Russell W||Birnkrant, Michael J||Elabd, Yossef A||Natarajan, Lalgudi V||Tondiglia, Vincent P||Bunning, Timothy J||Li, Christopher Y

publication date

  • January 2012