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Performance of Bicontinuous Structural Electrolytes

Tu, Vinh; Asp, Leif E.; Shirshova, Natasha; Larsson, Fredrik; Runesson, Kenneth; Jänicke, Ralf

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Vinh Tu

Leif E. Asp

Fredrik Larsson

Kenneth Runesson

Ralf Jänicke


Structural power composites are multifunctional materials with simultaneous load bearing and energy storing functionality. This is made possible due to carbon fibers' ability to act not only as structural reinforcement materials, but also as electrode components. A crucial component of structural power composites is the structural electrolyte that is required to have both high stiffness and high ionic conductivity. To explore microstructure properties that bear optimal bifunctional performance a procedure is presented to generate various classes of synthetic microstructures with a wide span of properties for computer simulation. The effective properties of the generated artificial structural electrolytes are obtained via virtual material testing and compared with experimentally obtained data. Ultimately, a microstructure class with very good bifunctional properties is identified.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 27, 2020
Online Publication Date May 25, 2020
Publication Date 2020-06
Deposit Date Jun 1, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jun 12, 2020
Journal Multifunctional materials
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 2
Article Number 025001
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