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Planar high density sodium battery

United States Patent

March 1, 2016
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A method of making a molten sodium battery is disclosed. A first metallic interconnect frame having a first interconnect vent hole is provided. A second metallic interconnect frame having a second interconnect vent hole is also provided. An electrolyte plate having a cathode vent hole and an anode vent hole is interposed between the metallic interconnect frames. The metallic interconnect frames and the electrolyte plate are sealed thereby forming gaseous communication between an anode chamber through the anode vent hole and gaseous communication between a cathode chamber through the cathode vent hole.
Lemmon; John P. (Kennewick, WA), Meinhardt; Kerry D. (Richland, WA)
13/ 246,375
September 27, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORE RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO 1830, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.