The present invention provides for a battery having an anode, a cathode, and a flame-retarding electrolyte with a conductivity greater than about 10.sup.-3 S/cm at ambient temperature and which includes a compound that chemically interferes with flame propagation.
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT GRANT
This invention was made with Government support under Instrument No. DE-FG02-99ER82905 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.