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Title: Lithium-air batteries, method for making lithium-air batteries

The invention provides a method for generating Li.sub.2O.sub.2 or composites of it, the method uses mixing lithium ions with oxygen ions in the presence of a catalyst. The catalyst comprises a plurality of metal clusters, their alloys and mixtures, each cluster consisting of between 3 and 18 metal atoms. The invention also describes a lithium-air battery which uses a lithium metal anode, and a cathode opposing the anode. The cathode supports metal clusters, each cluster consisting of size selected clusters, taken from a range of between approximately 3 and approximately 18 metal atoms, and an electrolyte positioned between the anode and the cathode.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1332100
Assignee:
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago, IL) ANL
Patent Number(s):
9,496,590
Application Number:
14/042,203
Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Sep 30
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (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:

Graphene Oxide Gel-Derived, Free-Standing, Hierarchically Porous Carbon for High-Capacity and High-Rate Rechargeable Li-O2 Batteries
journal, May 2012
  • Wang, Zhong-Li; Xu, Dan; Xu, Ji-Jing
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 22, Issue 17, p. 3699-3705
  • DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201200403

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