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Electrolyte for batteries with regenerative solid electrolyte interface

United States Patent

August 1, 2017
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An energy storage device comprising: an anode; and a solute-containing electrolyte composition wherein the solute concentration in the electrolyte composition is sufficiently high to form a regenerative solid electrolyte interface layer on a surface of the anode only during charging of the energy storage device, wherein the regenerative layer comprises at least one solute or solvated solute from the electrolyte composition.
Xiao; Jie (Richland, WA), Lu; Dongping (Richland, WA), Shao; Yuyan (Richland, WA), Bennett; Wendy D. (Richland, WA), Graff; Gordon L. (Richland, WA), Liu; Jun (Richland, WA), Zhang; Ji-Guang (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
14/ 530,562
October 31, 2014
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-ACO5-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.