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Ion implantation of highly corrosive electrolyte battery components

United States Patent

5,593,798
January 14, 1997
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A method of producing corrosion resistant electrodes and other surfaces in corrosive batteries using ion implantation is described. Solid electrically conductive material is used as the ion implantation source. Battery electrode grids, especially anode grids, can be produced with greatly increased corrosion resistance for use in lead acid, molten salt, end sodium sulfur.
Muller; Rolf H. (Berkeley, CA), Zhang; Shengtao (Berkeley, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
07/ 909,047
July 6, 1992
The invention described herein was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The Government has certain rights in this invention.