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United States Patent Application

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A protective structure for use with metallic lithium (or other alkali or alkali earth metals) and its method of manufacture are provided. The protective structure may include a substantially continuous and substantially nonporous buffer layer disposed on the metallic lithium layer which is conductive to lithium ions. A substantially continuous and substantially nonporous protective layer may be disposed on the buffer layer.
Safont Sempere, Marina M. (Sahuarita, AZ), Scordilis-Kelley, Chariclea (Tucson, AZ)
Sion Power Corporation (Tucson AZ)
13/ 833,377
March 15, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] This invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000067 awarded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency--Department of Energy--Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation. The government has certain rights in the invention.