US 11,056,712 B2
Vertical carbon nanotube and lithium ion battery chemistries, articles, architectures and manufacture
Isabelle M. Darolles, Los Angeles, CA (US); Azin Fahimi, Pasadena, CA (US); Cong Wang, Pasadena, CA (US); Adrianus I. Aria, Cambridge (GB); Luciana Cendon, San Dimas, CA (US); and Morteza Gharib, Altadena, CA (US)
Assigned to CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Pasadena, CA (US)
Filed by CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Pasadena, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 20, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/411,544.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/308,740, filed on Mar. 15, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/287,497, filed on Jan. 27, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/286,083, filed on Jan. 22, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/286,075, filed on Jan. 22, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0214083 A1, Jul. 27, 2017
Int. Cl. H01M 10/0525 (2010.01); H01M 4/66 (2006.01); H01M 4/38 (2006.01); H01M 10/0565 (2010.01); H01M 10/0585 (2010.01); H01M 4/13 (2010.01)
CPC H01M 10/0525 (2013.01) [H01M 4/13 (2013.01); H01M 4/38 (2013.01); H01M 4/386 (2013.01); H01M 4/662 (2013.01); H01M 4/663 (2013.01); H01M 4/664 (2013.01); H01M 4/665 (2013.01); H01M 10/0565 (2013.01); H01M 10/0585 (2013.01); Y02T 10/70 (2013.01)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of electrochemical cell layer manufacture, the method comprising:
forming an anode comprising a first current collector supporting anode carbon nanotubes, wherein the anode carbon nanotubes extend vertically from the first current collector in a direction perpendicular to a plane formed by the first current collector, and wherein the anode carbon nanotubes have an anode active material deposited thereon;
forming a cathode comprising a second current collector supporting cathode carbon nanotubes, wherein the cathode carbon nanotubes extend vertically from the second current collector in a direction perpendicular to a plane formed by the second current collector, and wherein the cathode carbon nanotubes have a cathode active material deposited thereon;
forming a solid polymer insulator configured to closely fit between the first and second current collectors; and
assembling the first current collector, second current collector, and solid polymer insulator into a close-fit relationship to form a planar surface, and
wherein the solid polymer insulator only separates the first and second current collectors.