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Title: Lubricant-impregnated surfaces for electrochemical applications, and devices and systems using same

Abstract

In certain embodiments, the invention relates to an electrochemical device having a liquid lubricant impregnated surface. At least a portion of the interior surface of the electrochemical device includes a portion that includes a plurality of solid features disposed therein. The plurality of solid features define a plurality of regions therebetween. A lubricant is disposed in the plurality of regions which retain the liquid lubricant in the plurality of regions during operation of the device. An electroactive phase comes in contact with at least the portion of the interior surface. The liquid lubricant impregnated surface introduces a slip at the surface when the electroactive phase flows along the surface. The electroactive phase may be a yield stress fluid.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1435631
Patent Number(s):
9947481
Application Number:
14/744,792
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jun 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Solomon, Brian Richmond, Chen, Xinwei, Chiang, Yet-Ming, and Varanasi, Kripa K. Lubricant-impregnated surfaces for electrochemical applications, and devices and systems using same. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Solomon, Brian Richmond, Chen, Xinwei, Chiang, Yet-Ming, & Varanasi, Kripa K. Lubricant-impregnated surfaces for electrochemical applications, and devices and systems using same. United States.
Solomon, Brian Richmond, Chen, Xinwei, Chiang, Yet-Ming, and Varanasi, Kripa K. Tue . "Lubricant-impregnated surfaces for electrochemical applications, and devices and systems using same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1435631.
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