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Coating of porous carbon for use in lithium air batteries

United States Patent

April 14, 2015
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A cathode includes a carbon material having a surface, the surface having a first thin layer of an inert material and a first catalyst overlaying the first thin layer, the first catalyst including metal or metal oxide nanoparticles, wherein the cathode is configured for use as the cathode of a lithium-air battery.
Amine; Khalil (Oak Brook, IL), Lu; Jun (Bolingbrook, IL), Du; Peng (Woodbridge, IL), Lei; Yu (Chicago, IL), Elam; Jeffrey W. (Elmhurst, IL)
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
13/ 786,835
March 6, 2013
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 between the U.S. Department of Energy and UChicago Argonne, LLC, representing Argonne National Laboratory.