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Polymer nanocomposites for lithium battery applications

United States Patent Application

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A single ion-conducting nanocomposite of a substantially amorphous polyethylene ether and a negatively charged synthetic smectite clay useful as an electrolyte. Excess SiO.sub.2 improves conductivity and when combined with synthetic hectorite forms superior membranes for batteries. A method of making membranes is also disclosed.
Sandi-Tapia, Giselle (Glen Ellyn, IL), Gregar, Kathleen Carrado (Naperville, IL)
The University of Chicago (Chicago IL)
11/ 404,794
April 14, 2006
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and The University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.