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MATERIALS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE SAFETY

United States Patent Application

20110281154
A1
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An electrochemical device includes a thermally-triggered intumescent material or a gas-triggered intumescent material. Such devices prevent or minimize short circuits in a device that could lead to thermal run-away. Such devices may include batteries or supercapacitors.
Vissers, Daniel R. (Wheaton, IL), Amine, Khalil (Oak Brook, IL), Thackeray, Michael M. (Naperville, IL), Kahaian, Arthur J. (Chicago, IL), Johnson, Christopher S. (Naperville, IL)
13/ 104,134
May 10, 2011
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. EE-2G-49845-00-107 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.