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Title: Metal-air cell with performance enhancing additive

Abstract

Systems and methods drawn to an electrochemical cell comprising a low temperature ionic liquid comprising positive ions and negative ions and a performance enhancing additive added to the low temperature ionic liquid. The additive dissolves in the ionic liquid to form cations, which are coordinated with one or more negative ions forming ion complexes. The electrochemical cell also includes an air electrode configured to absorb and reduce oxygen. The ion complexes improve oxygen reduction thermodynamics and/or kinetics relative to the ionic liquid without the additive.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tempe, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1225521
Patent Number(s):
9184478
Application Number:
13/105,794
Assignee:
ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000038
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 May 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Friesen, Cody A, and Buttry, Daniel. Metal-air cell with performance enhancing additive. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Friesen, Cody A, & Buttry, Daniel. Metal-air cell with performance enhancing additive. United States.
Friesen, Cody A, and Buttry, Daniel. Tue . "Metal-air cell with performance enhancing additive". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1225521.
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