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ELECTROLYTE ADDITIVES FOR LITHIUM-SULFUR BATTERIES

United States Patent Application

20150349380
A1
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The present disclosure relates to a lithium-sulfur rechargeable battery containing a lithium metal anode, a sulfur-containing cathode, and an electrolyte containing an additive of the formula M-X, where M is a transition metal and X is an anion, and where the additive helps form a passivation layer on the lithium metal anode.
Manthiram, Arumugam (Austin, TX), Zu, Chenxi (Austin, TX)
14/ 710,859
May 13, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant no. DE-SC0005397 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.