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Title: Aluminum-based metal-air batteries

Abstract

Provided in one embodiment is an electrochemical cell, comprising: (i) a plurality of electrodes, comprising a fuel electrode that comprises aluminum and an air electrode that absorbs gaseous oxygen, the electrodes being operable in a discharge mode wherein the aluminum is oxidized at the fuel electrode and oxygen is reduced at the air electrode, and (ii) an ionically conductive medium, comprising an organic solvent; wherein during non-use of the cell, the organic solvent promotes formation of a protective interface between the aluminum of the fuel electrode and the ionically conductive medium, and wherein at an onset of the discharge mode, at least some of the protective interface is removed from the aluminum to thereafter permit oxidation of the aluminum during the discharge mode.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1489035
Patent Number(s):
10,090,520
Application Number:
14/958,270
Assignee:
ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ACTING FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (Tempe, AZ)
DOE Contract Number:  
AR-00000038
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Dec 03
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Friesen, Cody A., and Martinez, Jose Antonio Bautista. Aluminum-based metal-air batteries. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Friesen, Cody A., & Martinez, Jose Antonio Bautista. Aluminum-based metal-air batteries. United States.
Friesen, Cody A., and Martinez, Jose Antonio Bautista. Tue . "Aluminum-based metal-air batteries". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1489035.
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