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Safe Battery Solvents

United States Patent Application

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An ion transporting solvent for use with batteries can be improved by simultaneously shortening a phosphazene compound's pendent groups, eliminating most or all of the distal ion carriers, and randomizing the solvent molecules so as to intentionally disrupt symmetry to the maximum degree possible. The combination of these strategies dramatically improves battery performance to the point where the performance recorded is comparable to batteries using conventional organic solvents.
Burba, III, John L. (Parker, CO), Harrup, Mason K. (Idaho Falls, ID), Luther, Thomas A. (Idaho Falls, ID)
15/ 175,964
June 7, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under subcontract CRADA No. 04-CR-05 under contract No. DE-AC07-051D14517 awarded by the Battelle Energy Alliance. The government has certain rights in the invention.