Nano ZnO filler incorporating gel co-polymer composites electrolytes membranes were prepared using a
solution cast technique. All prepared membranes were characterized using different techniques such as
X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermal analysis (TG, DSC), Fourier transform infra ered spectroscopy (FT-IR)
and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). X-ray diffraction analysis showed the effect of lithium hexa-
fluorophosphate (LiPF6), poly vinyl acetate (PVAc) and nano zinc oxide (ZnO) on the crystalline structure
of the polyvinylidene fluoride ecoe hexafluoro propylene (PVdF-co-HFP) matrix containing ethylene
carbonate (EC) and diethyl carbonate (DEC) as plasticizers. FT-IR analysis confirmed the good dissolution
of the LiPF6 salt and the good interaction of the nano ZnO filler with the co-polymer matrix. TG analysis
showed the good thermal stability of the samples containing ZnO compared to the free one. Also,
addition of nano ZnO filler enhanced the conductivity value of the co-polymer composites electrolytes.
The sample containing 6 wt % of ZnO delivered the highest conductivity value of about
3.69 104 U1 cm1 at room temperature with a good thermal stability behavior (Td ¼ 325 C).