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MITIGATING THERMAL RUNAWAY IN LITHIUM ION BATTERIES USING DAMAGE-INITIATING MATERIALS OR DEVICES

United States Patent Application

20160126535
A1
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A method of manufacturing a battery includes introducing a first material to the battery, providing an anode, a cathode and a separator of the battery; and assembling the anode, the separator and the cathode. The first material is configured and arranged to increase the internal impedance of the battery upon mechanical or thermal loading.
Qiao, Yu (San Diego, CA), Lu, Weiyi (La Jolla, CA), Shi, Yang (La Jolla, CA), Lee, Anh (La Jolla, CA)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland CA)
14/ 893,893
June 5, 2014
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] The invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000396 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.