Sol-gel-derived titania films were analyzed by temperature programmed desorption (TPD) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques.
The relationship between the TPD curves measured for two types of titania gel films and their crystal structures was investigated.
On the basis of the analyses, a preparation process for a titania sol solution containing anatase nanocrystals was designed
and developed. Using this process, a colloidal anatase titania sol solution was prepared by heating aqueous titanium hydroxide
containing HCl at 60�C for 2 h. The nanocrystal structure of the titania films obtained by coating the sol on glass substrates
was confirmed by TPD and XRD measurements.
Authors:Y. Kato, K. Hasumi, S. Yokoyama, T. Yabe, H. Ikuta, Y. Uchimoto, and M. Wakihara
We have focused on the poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-borate ester as a new type plasticizer for solid polymer electrolyte for
lithium ion secondary battery. Adding the PEG-borate ester into the electrolyte shows the increase in the ionic conductivity
of the polymer electrolyte. By measuring the glass-transition temperature of the polymer electrolytes with DSC, it is found
that the increase in ionic conductivity of the polymer electrolyte is due to the increase in ionic mobility. By investigating
the temperature dependence of the ionic conductivity of the polymer electrolytes using William-Landel-Ferry type equation,
we considered that the PEG-borate ester does not have any influence for dissociation of Li-salt.