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Title: Apparatuses for making cathodes for high-temperature, rechargeable batteries

The approaches and apparatuses for fabricating cathodes can be adapted to improve control over cathode composition and to better accommodate batteries of any shape and their assembly. For example, a first solid having an alkali metal halide, a second solid having a transition metal, and a third solid having an alkali metal aluminum halide are combined into a mixture. The mixture can be heated in a vacuum to a temperature that is greater than or equal to the melting point of the third solid. When the third solid is substantially molten liquid, the mixture is compressed into a desired cathode shape and then cooled to solidify the mixture in the desired cathode shape.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1324458
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
Patent Number(s):
9,444,091
Application Number:
14/156,135
Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jan 15
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 25 ENERGY STORAGE

Other works cited in this record:

Advances in ZEBRA batteries
journal, March 2004

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