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Title: Source of electrical power for an electric vehicle and other purposes, and related methods

Abstract

Microthin sheet technology is disclosed by which superior batteries are constructed which, among other things, accommodate the requirements for high load rapid discharge and recharge, mandated by electric vehicle criteria. The microthin sheet technology has process and article overtones and can be used to form thin electrodes used in batteries of various kinds and types, such as spirally-wound batteries, bipolar batteries, lead acid batteries, silver/zinc batteries, and others. Superior high performance battery features include: (a) minimal ionic resistance; (b) minimal electronic resistance; (c) minimal polarization resistance to both charging and discharging; (d) improved current accessibility to active material of the electrodes; (e) a high surface area to volume ratio; (f) high electrode porosity (microporosity); (g) longer life cycle; (h) superior discharge/recharge characteristics; (j) higher capacities (A.multidot.hr); and k) high specific capacitance.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Provo, UT)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
872998
Patent Number(s):
6063525
Application Number:
08/974,848
Assignee:
Bipolar Technologies Corp. (Provo, UT) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-03CH1009
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
source; electrical; power; electric; vehicle; purposes; related; methods; microthin; sheet; technology; disclosed; superior; batteries; constructed; accommodate; requirements; load; rapid; discharge; recharge; mandated; criteria; process; article; overtones; form; electrodes; various; kinds; types; spirally-wound; bipolar; lead; acid; silver; zinc; performance; battery; features; minimal; ionic; resistance; electronic; polarization; charging; discharging; improved; current; accessibility; active; material; surface; volume; ratio; electrode; porosity; microporosity; life; cycle; characteristics; capacities; multidot; specific; capacitance; related method; volume ratio; related methods; electric vehicle; active material; electrical power; lead acid; wound batteries; acid batteries; battery features; /429/

Citation Formats

LaFollette, Rodney M. Source of electrical power for an electric vehicle and other purposes, and related methods. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
LaFollette, Rodney M. Source of electrical power for an electric vehicle and other purposes, and related methods. United States.
LaFollette, Rodney M. Tue . "Source of electrical power for an electric vehicle and other purposes, and related methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872998.
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abstractNote = {Microthin sheet technology is disclosed by which superior batteries are constructed which, among other things, accommodate the requirements for high load rapid discharge and recharge, mandated by electric vehicle criteria. The microthin sheet technology has process and article overtones and can be used to form thin electrodes used in batteries of various kinds and types, such as spirally-wound batteries, bipolar batteries, lead acid batteries, silver/zinc batteries, and others. Superior high performance battery features include: (a) minimal ionic resistance; (b) minimal electronic resistance; (c) minimal polarization resistance to both charging and discharging; (d) improved current accessibility to active material of the electrodes; (e) a high surface area to volume ratio; (f) high electrode porosity (microporosity); (g) longer life cycle; (h) superior discharge/recharge characteristics; (j) higher capacities (A.multidot.hr); and k) high specific capacitance.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
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