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Structure that encapsulates lithium metal for high energy density battery anode

United States Patent Application

20170214054
A1
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A battery includes 1) an anode, 2) a cathode, and 3) an electrolyte disposed between the anode and the cathode. The anode includes a current collector and an interfacial layer disposed over the current collector, and the interfacial layer includes an array of interconnected, protruding regions that define spaces.
Cui, Yi (Stanford, CA), Yan, Kai (Santa Clara, CA), Chu, Steven (Menlo Park, CA)
15/ 423,376
February 2, 2017
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SPONSORED SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-EE0006828 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.