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LONG-LIFE RECHARGEABLE ION BATTERIES

United States Patent Application

20180062214
A1
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An aspect of the present disclosure is an electrochemical device that includes a first electrode, an ion reservoir electronically connected to the electrode by a first circuit, an electrolyte positioned between the first electrode and the ion reservoir and ionically connecting the first electrode and the ion reservoir, and a regulating element, where the regulating element is positioned between the first electrode and the ion reservoir, the regulating element electronically and/or ionically connects the ion reservoir and the first electrode, and the regulating element limits the transfer of at least one of electrons and/or ions between the ion reservoir and the first electrode.
SMITH, Kandler Alan (Golden, CO), NEUBAUER, Jeremy Stephan (Sunnyvale, CA), SANTHANAGOPALAN, Shriram (Broomfield, CO), COLCLASURE, Andrew Michael (MORRISON, CO), CAO, Lei (Arvada, CO)
15/ 685,485
August 24, 2017
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.