Equilibrium positions on the Li+-PEO and on the Cu++-PEO ground state potential energy surfaces have been determined by ab initio molecular dynamics. Our results confirm the previously proposed jump mechanism for ion diffusion in polymer electrolytes. The energy barriers for Li+ and Cu++ ionic diffusion along the PEO chain have been estimated.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry