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United States Patent Application

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A metal-based battery includes at least one metal electrode immersed within an electrolyte that includes: (1) an aprotic solvent; (2) a simple halogen containing material; and (3) optionally a metal salt that includes a complex halogen containing anion. The simple halogen containing material may include a metal halide salt that includes a metal cation selected from the group including but not limited to lithium and sodium metal cations. The metal halide salt may also include a halide anion selected from the group consisting of fluoride, chloride, bromide and iodide halide anions. The use of the metal halide salt within the metal-based battery provides enhanced cycling ability within the metal-based battery. Also contemplated are additional simple halogen containing material additives that may enhance cycling performance of a metal-based battery.
ARCHER, Lynden A. (Ithaca, NY), ARIAS, Tomas (Auburn, NY), LU, Yingying (Ithaca, NY), TU, Zhengyuan (Nanchang, Jiangxi, CN), GUNCELER, Deniz (Istanbul, TR), CHOUDHURY, Snehashis (Baghajatin, Kolkata, IN)
15/ 128,635
March 24, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] The research that lead to the embodiments as disclosed herein and the invention as claimed herein was supported as part of the Energy Materials Center at Cornell University, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DESC0001086. The United States Government may have rights in the invention as claimed herein.