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NANOCONFINED ELECTROLYTES AND THEIR USE IN BATTERIES

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20160351944
10,008,738
A1
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A nanoconfined metal-containing electrolyte comprising a layer of enclosed nanostructures in which each enclosed nanostructure contains a liquid metal-containing electrolyte, wherein said enclosed nanostructures are in physical contact with each other. Metal-ion batteries containing the nanoconfined electrolyte in contact with an anode and cathode of the battery are also described. Methods for producing the nanoconfined electrolyte are also described.
DAI, Sheng (Knoxville, TN), ZHANG, Jinshui (Oak Ridge, TN), SUN, Xiao-Guang (Knoxville, TN)
14/ 843,559
September 2, 2015
[0002] This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.