Patent Number: 8,586,238

Title: Battery structures, self-organizing structures, and related methods

Abstract: An energy storage device includes a first electrode comprising a first material and a second electrode comprising a second material, at least a portion of the first and second materials forming an interpenetrating network when dispersed in an electrolyte, the electrolyte, the first material and the second material are selected so that the first and second materials exert a repelling force on each other when combined. An electrochemical device, includes a first electrode in electrical communication with a first current collector; a second electrode in electrical communication with a second current collector; and an ionicaily conductive medium in ionic contact with said first and second electrodes, wherein at least a portion of the first and second electrodes form an interpenetrating network and wherein at least one of the first and second electrodes comprises an electrode structure providing two or more pathways to its current collector.

Inventors: Chiang; Yet-Ming (Framingham, MA), Moorehead; William Douglas (Virginia Beach, VA)

Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

International Classification: H01M 10/18 (20060101); H01M 10/48 (20060101); H01M 4/52 (20100101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018