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Mechanisms Underlying Ion Transport in Polymerized Ionic Liquids

Mechanisms Underlying Ion Transport in Polymerized Ionic Liquids
Venkat Ganesan, Jordan R. Keith, Santosh Mogurampelly
We report the results of atomistic molecular dynamics simulations informed by quantum-mechanically parametrized force fields, which identify the mechanisms underlying ion motion and diffusivities in poly(1-butyl-3-vinylimidazolium-hexafluorophosphate) polymerized ionic liquid (polyIL) electrolytes. Our results demonstrate that anion transport in polyILs occurs through a mechanism involving intra- and intermolecular ion hopping through formation and breaking of ion-associations involving four polymerized cationic monomers bonded to two different polymer chains. The resulting ion mobilities are directly correlated to the average lifetimes of the ion-associations. Such a trend is demonstrated to contrast with the behavior in pure ILs, wherein structural relaxations and the associated times are dominant mechanism. Our results establish the basis for experimental findings that reported ion transport in polyILs to be decoupled from polymer segmental relaxations.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.7b05579

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b05579

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