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1. (WO2003056585) AN ELECTRODE FOR AN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/056585    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2002/001766
Publication Date: Jul 10, 2003 International Filing Date: Dec 30, 2002
IPC: H01G 9/00
Applicants: ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS PTY LTD
MAHON, Peter, John
SACCHETTA, Clodoveo, Simone
DRUMMOND, Calum, John
AITCHISON, Phillip, Brett
Inventors: MAHON, Peter, John
SACCHETTA, Clodoveo, Simone
DRUMMOND, Calum, John
AITCHISON, Phillip, Brett
Title: AN ELECTRODE FOR AN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE
Abstract:
An electrode for an energy storage device, including a substrate of at least one metal that forms a native oxide layer; and a treated layer formed on the substrate from the native oxide layer, the treated layer having a resistance that is less than the resistance of a native oxide layer. In some embodiments, the treated layer possesses at least one of the following properties: includes one or more dopants, is thinner than the native oxide layer, has a carbon coating that is applied to the treated layer which improved adhesion characteristics, and others. Further, there is an energy storage device having two or more of such electrodes, wherein the device has a low initial ESR and/or a low ESR at various intervals. Moreover, disclosed is a low resistance metal including a substrate of at least one metal that forms a native oxide layer; and a treated layer formed on the substrate from the native oxide layer, the treated layer having a resistance that is less than the resistance of a native oxide layer. Additionally, methods relating to the above devices are also disclosed.