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Title: Alkaline and non-aqueous proton-conducting pouch-cell batteries

Abstract

Provided are sealed pouch-cell batteries that are alkaline batteries or non-aqueous proton-conducing batteries. A pouch cell includes a flexible housing such as is used for pouch cell construction where the housing is in the form of a pouch, a cathode comprising a cathode active material suitable for use in an alkaline battery, an anode comprising an anode active material suitable for use in an alkaline battery, an electrolyte that is optionally an alkaline or proton-conducting electrolyte, and wherein the pouch does not include or require a safety vent or other gas absorbing or releasing system as the anode active material and the cathode active material do not increase the internal atmospheric pressure any more than 2 psig during cycling. The batteries provided function contrary to the art recognized belief that such battery systems were impossible due to unacceptable gas production during cycling.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ovonic Battery Company, Inc., Rochester Hills, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1415437
Patent Number(s):
9,859,531
Application Number:
14/615,796
Assignee:
Ovonic Battery Company, Inc. (Rochester Hills, MI) ARPA-E
DOE Contract Number:
AR0000386
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Feb 06
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Young, Kwo-hsiung, Nei, Jean, and Meng, Tiejun. Alkaline and non-aqueous proton-conducting pouch-cell batteries. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Young, Kwo-hsiung, Nei, Jean, & Meng, Tiejun. Alkaline and non-aqueous proton-conducting pouch-cell batteries. United States.
Young, Kwo-hsiung, Nei, Jean, and Meng, Tiejun. Tue . "Alkaline and non-aqueous proton-conducting pouch-cell batteries". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1415437.
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title = {Alkaline and non-aqueous proton-conducting pouch-cell batteries},
author = {Young, Kwo-hsiung and Nei, Jean and Meng, Tiejun},
abstractNote = {Provided are sealed pouch-cell batteries that are alkaline batteries or non-aqueous proton-conducing batteries. A pouch cell includes a flexible housing such as is used for pouch cell construction where the housing is in the form of a pouch, a cathode comprising a cathode active material suitable for use in an alkaline battery, an anode comprising an anode active material suitable for use in an alkaline battery, an electrolyte that is optionally an alkaline or proton-conducting electrolyte, and wherein the pouch does not include or require a safety vent or other gas absorbing or releasing system as the anode active material and the cathode active material do not increase the internal atmospheric pressure any more than 2 psig during cycling. The batteries provided function contrary to the art recognized belief that such battery systems were impossible due to unacceptable gas production during cycling.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 02 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Tue Jan 02 00:00:00 EST 2018}
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