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Thermal management for high-capacity large format Li-ion batteries

United States Patent

May 30, 2017
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A lithium ion battery includes a cathode in electrical and thermal connection with a cathode current collector. The cathode current collector has an electrode tab. A separator is provided. An anode is in electrical and thermal connection with an anode current collector. The anode current collector has an electrode tab. At least one of the cathode current collector and the anode current collector comprises a thermal tab for heat transfer with the at least one current collector. The thermal tab is separated from the electrode tab. A method of operating a battery is also disclosed.
Wang; Hsin (Knoxville, TN), Kepler; Keith Douglas (Hayward, CA), Pannala; Sreekanth (Knoxville, TN), Allu; Srikanth (Knoxville, TN)
14/ 150,154
January 8, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.