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Anodic Dendritic Growth Suppression System for Secondary Lithium Batteries

United States Patent Application

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Provided herein are methods for manufacturing lithium-metal anode [18] assemblies for thin-film, thick-film and hulk secondary batteries that use liquid or gel-type electrolytes [14], and lithium-metal anode [18] assemblies for thick-film and bulk secondary batteries that use solid electrolytes [18]. These methods involve electrolytic formation of a lithium metal anode [18] between a protecting lithium-stable, solid electrolyte [18] material and an eieethcaiiy-Gonductive substance [20]. Secondary lithium_ batteries made by these methods aw also provided.
Lee, Se-Hee (Lakewood, CO), Tracy, Edwin C. (Golden, CO), Pitts, John Roland (Lakewood, CO)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City MO)
11/ 816,897
June 11, 2007
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337 between the United States Department of Energy and the Renewable Energy Laboratory, a Division of the Midwest Research Institute.