Computational investigation of a protic ionic liquid doped poly-benzimidazole fuel cell electrolyte

Rakesh Pant, Soumyadipta Sengupta, Alexey V. Lyulin (Corresponding author), Arun Venkatnathan (Corresponding author)

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In this investigation, the structure and dynamics of N,N-diethyl-N-methylammonium triflate, ([dema][TfO]) Protic Ionic Liquid (IL) doped polybenzimidazole as a fuel cell electrolyte is explored, via molecular-dynamics simulations. The effect of IL wt% and temperature on ion-ion and ion-PBI interactions, diffusion coefficients of ions and ionic conductivities are calculated. The simulations predict anions of the IL preferably interact with the interactions site on the PBI, which leads to relatively smaller contribution to ionic conductivity. The ion-ion interactions increase with IL wt% with an opposite trend seen in ion-PBI interactions. The simulated ionic conductivity shows a significant increase at higher IL wt% and temperature and is in qualitative agreement with experimental ionic conductivity.

Originele taal-2Engels
Artikelnummer113686
Aantal pagina's5
TijdschriftJournal of Molecular Liquids
Volume314
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 15 sep 2020

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