Novel hybrid thin film electrolyte, based on an organonitrile solvent system, which are compositionally stable, environmentally safe, can be produced efficiently in large quantity and which, because of their high conductivities .apprxeq.10.sup.-3 .OMEGA..sup.-1 cm.sup.-1 are useful as electrolytes for rechargeable lithium batteries.
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This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC04-94AL8500 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.