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ELASTIC GEL POLYMER BINDER FOR SILICON-BASED ANODE

United States Patent Application

20160164099
A1
View the Complete Application at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management Department Website
An anode for use in a lithium-ion battery consists of a polymeric gel binder made of at least two polymers having carboxylic acid groups and silicon particles. The polymers are chemically cross-linked to form a polymer network, and covalent ester bonds are formed between the polymer network and the silicon particles.
Wang, Donghai (State College, PA), Song, Jiangxuan (State College, PA)
The Penn State Research Foundation (University Park PA)
14/ 908,318
July 29, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-AC02-05CH11231, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.