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Mixed Material Cathode for Secondary Alkaline Batteries

United States Patent Application

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A secondary alkaline battery using manganese dioxide is described. The battery includes a mixed cathode material with birnessite-phase manganese dioxide or electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD), a bismuth compound and a copper compound selected from the group consisting of elemental copper and a copper salt. In some embodiments, a conductive carbon and/or a binder may also be included.
YADAV, Gautam G. (New York, NY), GALLAWAY, Joshua (New York, NY), NYCE, Michael (New York, NY), BANERJEE, Sanjoy (New York, NY)
15/ 394,975
December 30, 2016
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under grant number DEAR0000150 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.