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RECHARGEABLE NANOELECTROFUEL ELECTRODES AND DEVICES FOR HIGH ENERGY DENSITY FLOW BATTERIES

United States Patent Application

20160126581
A1
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Nanoelectrofuel compositions include a plurality of electroactive surface-treated or surface modified nanoparticles dispersed in an electrolyte or self suspended and exhibit fluid characteristics are provided. A Redox flow cell may employ the nanoelectrofuels compositions, wherein the redox flow cell includes a first inlet and a first outlet in fluid communication with a first half-cell body, a second inlet and a second outlet in fluid communication with a second half-cell body, a third cell body, and an ion-conductive membrane separating the first half-cell body from the second half-cell body and defining the second half-cell body.
TIMOFEEVA, Elena V. (Chicago, IL), KATSOUDAS, John P. (Chicago, IL), SINGH, Dileep (Naperville, IL), SEGRE, Carlo U. (Chicago, IL)
14/ 889,939
May 9, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] 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.