Fabrication ofco-PVDF/modacrylic/SiO(2)nanofibrous membrane: Composite separator for safe and high performance lithium-ion batteries

Al Rai A., Stojanovska E., AKGÜL Y., Khan M. M., Kılıç A., Yılmaz Ş.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.138, no.7, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 138 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/app.49835
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Highly porous free-standing co-poly(vinylidene fluoride)/modacrylic/SiO(2)nanofibrous membrane was developed using electrically-assisted solution blow spinning method. The performance and the potential of the membrane as a lithium-ion battery separator were investigated. The addition of modacrylic enhanced the solution spinnability that resulted in defect-free membranes. Moreover, the presence of modacrylic enhanced the dimensional and thermal stabilities, while the addition of hydrophilic SiO2 nanoparticle enhanced both mechanical property and ionic conductivity. Combustion test results illustrated that the presence of modacrylic provide flame retarding property over a set of different polymeric-based membranes. Electrochemical performance results showed that the developed membrane can increase the battery capacity compared with the commercial separator.