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Cosolvent electrolytes for electrochemical devices

United States Patent

March 15, 2016
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A system and method for stabilizing electrodes against dissolution and/or hydrolysis including use of cosolvents in liquid electrolyte batteries for three purposes: the extension of the calendar and cycle life time of electrodes that are partially soluble in liquid electrolytes, the purpose of limiting the rate of electrolysis of water into hydrogen and oxygen as a side reaction during battery operation, and for the purpose of cost reduction.
Wessells; Colin Deane (Atherton, CA), Firouzi; Ali (Los Altos, CA), Motallebi; Shahrokh (Los Gatos, CA), Strohband; Sven (Menlo Park, CA)
Alveo Energy, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
14/ 231,571
March 31, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under ARPA-E Award No. DE-AR000300 With Alveo Energy, Inc., awarded by DOE. The government has certain rights in the invention.