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Metallization pattern on solid electrolyte or porous support of sodium battery process

United States Patent

9,356,314
May 31, 2016
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A new battery configuration and process are detailed. The battery cell includes a solid electrolyte configured with an engineered metallization layer that distributes sodium across the surface of the electrolyte extending the active area of the cathode in contact with the anode during operation. The metallization layer enhances performance, efficiency, and capacity of sodium batteries at intermediate temperatures at or below about 200.degree. C.
Kim; Jin Yong (Richland, WA), Li; Guosheng (Richland, WA), Lu; Xiaochuan (Richland, WA), Sprenkle; Vincent L. (Richland, WA), Lemmon; John P. (Kennewick, WA)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland, WA)
13/ 776,262
20140242471
February 25, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.