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Title: Metal-air cell with performance enhancing additive

Systems and methods drawn to an electrochemical cell comprising a low temperature ionic liquid comprising positive ions and negative ions and a performance enhancing additive added to the low temperature ionic liquid. The additive dissolves in the ionic liquid to form cations, which are coordinated with one or more negative ions forming ion complexes. The electrochemical cell also includes an air electrode configured to absorb and reduce oxygen. The ion complexes improve oxygen reduction thermodynamics and/or kinetics relative to the ionic liquid without the additive.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1225521
Report Number(s):
9,184,478
13/105,794
DOE Contract Number:
AR0000038
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 May 11
Research Org:
ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS FOR AND ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tempe, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION