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Air breathing lithium power cells

United States Patent

8,778,546
July 15, 2014
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A cell suitable for use in a battery according to one embodiment includes a catalytic oxygen cathode; a stabilized zirconia electrolyte for selective oxygen anion transport; a molten salt electrolyte; and a lithium-based anode. A cell suitable for use in a battery according to another embodiment includes a catalytic oxygen cathode; an electrolyte; a membrane selective to molecular oxygen; and a lithium-based anode.
Farmer; Joseph C. (Tracy, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. (Livermore, CA)
12/ 778,967
20100291443
May 12, 2010
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.