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Title: Unique battery with a multi-functional, physicochemically active membrane separator/electrolyte-electrode monolith and a method making the same

Abstract

The invention relates to a unique battery having a physicochemically active membrane separator/electrolyte-electrode monolith and method of making the same. The Applicant's invented battery employs a physicochemically active membrane separator/electrolyte-electrode that acts as a separator, electrolyte, and electrode, within the same monolithic structure. The chemical composition, physical arrangement of molecules, and physical geometry of the pores play a role in the sequestration and conduction of ions. In one preferred embodiment, ions are transported via the ion-hoping mechanism where the oxygens of the Al 2O 3 wall are available for positive ion coordination (i.e. Li +). This active membrane-electrode composite can be adjusted to a desired level of ion conductivity by manipulating the chemical composition and structure of the pore wall to either increase or decrease ion conduction.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176461
Patent Number(s):
8,227,105
Application Number:
11/939,721
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2007 Nov 14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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 a multi-functional, physicochemically active membrane separator/electrolyte-electrode monolith 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 a multi-functional, physicochemically active membrane separator/electrolyte-electrode monolith 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 a multi-functional, physicochemically active membrane separator/electrolyte-electrode monolith and a method making the same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176461.
@article{osti_1176461,
title = {Unique battery with a multi-functional, physicochemically active membrane separator/electrolyte-electrode monolith 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 a physicochemically active membrane separator/electrolyte-electrode monolith and method of making the same. The Applicant's invented battery employs a physicochemically active membrane separator/electrolyte-electrode that acts as a separator, electrolyte, and electrode, within the same monolithic structure. The chemical composition, physical arrangement of molecules, and physical geometry of the pores play a role in the sequestration and conduction of ions. In one preferred embodiment, ions are transported via the ion-hoping mechanism where the oxygens of the Al2O3 wall are available for positive ion coordination (i.e. Li+). This active membrane-electrode composite can be adjusted to a desired level of ion conductivity by manipulating the chemical composition and structure of the pore wall to either increase or decrease ion conduction.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {7}
}

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