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LITHIUM-SULFUR ELECTROLYTES AND BATTERIES

United States Patent Application

20140023936
A1
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An electrolyte includes a lithium polysulfide of formula Li.sub.2S.sub.x, where x>2; a shuttle inhibitor; and a non-aqueous solvent. Lithium-sulfur batteries may incorporate such electrolytes.
Belharouak, Ilias (Bolingbrook, IL), Xu, Rui (Westmont, IL)
13/ 550,884
July 17, 2012
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the U.S. Department of Energy and UChicago Argonne, LLC, representing Argonne National Laboratory.