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Title: Unique battery with an active membrane separator having uniform physico-chemically functionalized ion channels and a method making the same

Abstract

The invention relates to a unique battery having an active, porous membrane and method of making the same. More specifically the invention relates to a sealed battery system having a porous, metal oxide membrane with uniform, physicochemically functionalized ion channels capable of adjustable ionic interaction. The physicochemically-active porous membrane purports dual functions: an electronic insulator (separator) and a unidirectional ion-transporter (electrolyte). The electrochemical cell membrane is activated for the transport of ions by contiguous ion coordination sites on the interior two-dimensional surfaces of the trans-membrane unidirectional pores. The membrane material is designed to have physicochemical interaction with ions. Control of the extent of the interactions between the ions and the interior pore walls of the membrane and other materials, chemicals, or structures contained within the pores provides adjustability of the ionic conductivity of the membrane.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Spruce Grove, CA
  3. Natick, MA
  4. Glenview, IL
  5. Homer Glen, IL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1036514
Patent Number(s):
8,119,273
Application Number:
11/690,413
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Gerald, II, Rex E., Ruscic, Katarina J, Sears, Devin N, Smith, Luis J, Klingler, Robert J, and Rathke, Jerome W. Unique battery with an active membrane separator having uniform physico-chemically functionalized ion channels and a method making the same. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Gerald, II, Rex E., Ruscic, Katarina J, Sears, Devin N, Smith, Luis J, Klingler, Robert J, & Rathke, Jerome W. Unique battery with an active membrane separator having uniform physico-chemically functionalized ion channels and a method making the same. United States.
Gerald, II, Rex E., Ruscic, Katarina J, Sears, Devin N, Smith, Luis J, Klingler, Robert J, and Rathke, Jerome W. Tue . "Unique battery with an active membrane separator having uniform physico-chemically functionalized ion channels and a method making the same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1036514.
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title = {Unique battery with an active membrane separator having uniform physico-chemically functionalized ion channels and a method making the same},
author = {Gerald, II, Rex E. and Ruscic, Katarina J and Sears, Devin N and Smith, Luis J and Klingler, Robert J and Rathke, Jerome W},
abstractNote = {The invention relates to a unique battery having an active, porous membrane and method of making the same. More specifically the invention relates to a sealed battery system having a porous, metal oxide membrane with uniform, physicochemically functionalized ion channels capable of adjustable ionic interaction. The physicochemically-active porous membrane purports dual functions: an electronic insulator (separator) and a unidirectional ion-transporter (electrolyte). The electrochemical cell membrane is activated for the transport of ions by contiguous ion coordination sites on the interior two-dimensional surfaces of the trans-membrane unidirectional pores. The membrane material is designed to have physicochemical interaction with ions. Control of the extent of the interactions between the ions and the interior pore walls of the membrane and other materials, chemicals, or structures contained within the pores provides adjustability of the ionic conductivity of the membrane.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {2}
}

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