New Patent – Inventors: B. Elliott, V. Nguyen

Patent No. US 8,163,204 B2 – A nanoporous polymer electrolyte and methods for making the polymer electrolyte are disclosed. The polymer electrolyte comprises a crosslinked self-assembly of a polymerizable salt surfactant, wherein the crosslinked self-assembly includes nanopores and Wherein the crosslinked self-assembly has a conductivity of at least 1.0><10_6 S/cm at 250 C. The method of making a polymer electrolyte comprises providing a polymerizable salt surfactant. The method further comprises crosslinking the polymerizable salt surfactant to form a nanoporous polymer electrolyte.