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Impact resistant electrolytes

United States Patent

9,590,274
March 7, 2017
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A passively impact resistant composite electrolyte composition includes an electrolyte solvent, up to 2M of an electrolyte salt, and shear thickening ceramic particles having a polydispersity index of no greater than 0.1, an average particle size of in a range of 50 nm to 1 .mu.m, and an absolute zeta potential of greater than .+-.40 mV.
Veith; Gabriel M. (Knoxville, TN), Armstrong; Beth L. (Clinton, TN), Tenhaeff; Wyatt E. (Rochester, NY), Dudney; Nancy J. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
14/ 497,667
20160093917
September 26, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.