• K. Németh:
Radical Anion Functionalization of Two-Dimensional Materials. International
(PCT) patent application, PCT/US20/20383, WO/2020/180680 (Filed Febr 28, 2020), priority
date March 4, 2019. National phases currently pursued: USA and Europe.
Assignee: Boron Nitride Power LLC.
• K. Németh: Functionalized Boron Nitride Materials as Electroactive
Species in Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices,
International patent application PCT/US14/45402 filed on July 3, 2014,
(priority date July 10, 2013). National phase applications pursued in
the US and Europe. Former assignee: K. Németh of
Nemeth's Materials Design LLC, current assignee: Boron Nitride Power
LLC. Issued as: US10693137B2 (June 23, 2020).
• K. Németh, M. van
Veenendaal and G. Srajer: Electrochemical Energy Storage Device Based on Carbon Dioxide as Electroactive Species, US8389178, filed
on Sept. 10, 2010, USPTO-allowed on Dec. 12, 2012, issued on March 5, 2013. Owned by the U.S. Dept. of Energy. Also see CO2/oxalate Cathodes as Safe and Efficient Alternatives in High Energy Density Metal-Air Type Rechargeable Batteries.
• J. Zsolt Terdik, L.
Spentzouris, J. H. Terry, Jr., K. C. Harkay, K. Németh and G. Srajer: Low-Workfunction Photocathodes Based On
Acetylide Compounds. U.S. 8729799 B1, filed on Nov 29, 2012, granted on May 20, 2014. Assignee: U.S. Dept. of Energy.
• K. Németh, G. Srajer, K. C. Harkay, J. Zsolt Terdik:
Ternary Alkali Metal and Transition Metal or Metalloid Acetylides as Alkali Metal Intercalation Electrodes for Batteries.
U.S. 8951671 B1, filed on Nov. 29, 2012, granted on Febr. 10, 2015. Assignee: U.S. Dept. of Energy.
Recent Scientific Publications Related to Materials Design:
•K. Németh: Radical Anion Functionalization of Two-Dimensional Materials as a Means
of Engineering Simultaneously High Electronic and Ionic Conductivity
Solids, arXiv:2007.06152 (2020), Nanotechnology (2020) in press.
•S. Emani, C. Liu, M. Ashuri, K. Sahni, J. Wu, W. Yang, K. Németh*, L. L. Shaw*: Li3BN2 as a Transition metal Free, High Capacity cathode for Li-ion Batteries, ChemElectroChem, 6 (2), 320-325 (2019).
• K. Németh: Simultaneous Oxygen and Boron Trifluoride
Functionalization of Hexagonal Boron Nitride: A Designer Cathode
Material for Energy Storage, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts (2018) 137-157.
• K. Németh: Ultrahigh
energy density Li-ion batteries based on cathodes of 1D metals with
–Li–N–B–N– repeating units in α-Li x BN2 (1 ⩽ x ⩽ 3),
Journal of Chemical Physics, 141 (5), 054711 (2014) DOI: 10.1063/1.4891868 (arxiv version).
• K. Németh: Materials Design by Quantum-Chemical and Other
Theoretical/Computational Means: Applications to Energy Storage and
Photoemissive Materials, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 114 (16) 1031 (2014), DOI: 10.1002/qua.24616 (arxiv version).
• K. Németh, G. Srajer: CO2/oxalate Cathodes as Safe and Efficient Alternatives in High Energy Density Metal-Air Type Rechargeable Batteries, RSC Adv., 2014,4, 1879-1885 (arxiv version).
• J. Z. Terdik, K. Németh, K.C. Harkay, J.H. Terry, Jr., L. Spentzouris, D. Velazquez, R. Rosenberg and G. Srajer : Anomalous work function anisotropy in ternary acetylides, Phys. Rev. B 86, 035142 (2012) .
• K. Németh, K. C. Harkay, M. van Veenendaal, L. Spentzouris, M. White, K.
Attenkofer and G. Srajer: High-Brightness Photocathodes through Ultrathin Surface Layers on Metals, Physical Review Letters, 104, 046801 (2010). Related experimental work: T. C. Droubay, S. A. Chambers, A. G. Joly, W. P. Hess, K. Németh, K. C. Harkay, and L. Spentzouris:
Metal-Insulator Photocathode Heterojunction for Directed Electron Emission, Physical Review Letters 112, 067601 (2014).
CO2/oxalate Conversion Based Battery/Supercapacitor Concepts
Poster at "Beyond Lithium Ion 7" meeting about
CO2/oxalate cathode + flow battery, a-Li3BN2 cathode and
cyano-functionalized BN as cathode in Na-ion batteries