PVDF-g-PAN has been synthesized by grafting polyacrylonitrile onto polyvinylidene fluoride using an ATRP/AGET method. The novel polymer is ionically conducive and has much more flexibility than PVDF alone, making it especially useful either as a binder in battery cell electrodes or as a polymer electrolyte in a battery cell.
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The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-OE0000223. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.