Yoo Y, Kim BG, Pak K, Han SJ1, Song HS1, Choi JW, Im SG.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 Aug 26;7(33):18849-55. doi: 10.1021/acsami.5b05720. Epub 2015 Aug 14.We report an initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD) process to coat polyethylene (PE) separators in Li-ion batteries with a highly cross-linked, mechanically strong polymer, namely, polyhexavinyldisiloxane (pHVDS). The highly cross-linked but ultrathin pHVDS films can only be obtained by a vapor-phase process, because the pHVDS is insoluble in most solvents and thus infeasible with conventional solution-based methods. Read More