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High energy density aluminum battery

United States Patent

October 11, 2016
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Compositions and methods of making are provided for a high energy density aluminum battery. The battery comprises an anode comprising aluminum metal. The battery further comprises a cathode comprising a material capable of intercalating aluminum or lithium ions during a discharge cycle and deintercalating the aluminum or lithium ions during a charge cycle. The battery further comprises an electrolyte capable of supporting reversible deposition and stripping of aluminum at the anode, and reversible intercalation and deintercalation of aluminum or lithium at the cathode.
Brown; Gilbert M. (Knoxville, TN), Paranthaman; Mariappan Parans (Knoxville, TN), Dai; Sheng (Knoxville, TN), Dudney; Nancy J. (Knoxville, TN), Manthiram; Arumugan (Austin, TX), McIntyre; Timothy J. (Knoxville, TN), Sun; Xiao-Guang (Knoxville, TN), Liu; Hansan (Burnaby, CA)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN), Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
13/ 247,417
September 28, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The invention was made with government support under contract number DE-FOA-0000207 by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.