DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202308250 ISSN: 1616-301X

Bimetallic UiO‐66(Zr/Ti)‐Ionic Liquid Grafted Fillers with Intensified Lewis Acidity for High‐Performance Composite Solid Electrolytes

Jeong‐Won Ho, Jongin Choi, Dong Geon Kim, Chaeyeon Ha, Jin Kyo Koo, Myeong Gyun Nam, Jihoon Kim, Jun Hyuk Lee, Minjun Kim, Myoung‐Woon Moon, Moon Jeong Park, Young‐Jun Kim, Chang Woo Myung, Minjae Lee, Pil J. Yoo
  • Electrochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


Enhancing the incorporation of highly accessible Lewis acid sites on fillers is crucial for achieving exceptional electrochemical performances in composite solid electrolytes (CSEs). Typically, they can provide a vital role in improving CSEs performance by interacting with lithium salt anions and the polymer matrix through Lewis acid–base interactions. To address this technological need, in this work, a novel filler of bimetallic UiO‐66(Zr/Ti)‐ionic liquid grafted composite (BUIL) is developed to enhance its inherent electrochemical properties. The bimetallic structure, which introduces structural defects, along with the grafted ionic liquid, abundantly creates accessible Lewis acid sites. This modification of the intrinsic Lewis acidity results in a remarkable enhancement of CSEs performances. The incorporation of BUIL in CSEs leads to a significant increase in ionic conductivity (0.458 mS cm−1) and lithium‐ion transference number (0.668) at 30 °C. Furthermore, LiFePO4/CSEs/Li cells demonstrate a high specific capacity of 148.5 mAh g−1 at a current density of 1 C, which is stably maintained over 880 cycles. Overall, the innovative synthetic approach in producing multifunctional fillers for CSEs shows strong potential for enhancing the performance of advanced lithium metal batteries.

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