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Title: Intermetallic electrodes for lithium batteries

Abstract

This invention relates to intermetallic negative electrode compounds for non-aqueous, electrochemical lithium cells and batteries. More specifically, the invention relates to one or more electrode components or compositions, one of which contains the basic structural unit of a MM′3 intermetallic compound, in which M and M′ are comprised of one or more metals. The MM′3 intermetallic electrode compounds can be mixed, blended or integrated with one or more other intermetallic compounds, such as isostructural M3M′ compounds. The electrodes are of particular use in rechargeable lithium-ion cells and batteries in numerous applications such as portable electronic devices, medical devices, space, aeronautical and defense-related devices and in transportation applications such as electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531838
Patent Number(s):
8124280
Application Number:
12/002,968
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
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:  
AC02-06CH11357; W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2007-12-19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Thackeray, Michael M., and Vaughey, John T. Intermetallic electrodes for lithium batteries. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Thackeray, Michael M., & Vaughey, John T. Intermetallic electrodes for lithium batteries. United States.
Thackeray, Michael M., and Vaughey, John T. Tue . "Intermetallic electrodes for lithium batteries". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531838.
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abstractNote = {This invention relates to intermetallic negative electrode compounds for non-aqueous, electrochemical lithium cells and batteries. More specifically, the invention relates to one or more electrode components or compositions, one of which contains the basic structural unit of a MM′3 intermetallic compound, in which M and M′ are comprised of one or more metals. The MM′3 intermetallic electrode compounds can be mixed, blended or integrated with one or more other intermetallic compounds, such as isostructural M3M′ compounds. The electrodes are of particular use in rechargeable lithium-ion cells and batteries in numerous applications such as portable electronic devices, medical devices, space, aeronautical and defense-related devices and in transportation applications such as electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.},
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