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Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

Abstract: 

The present disclosure is directed at clathrate (Type I) allotropes of silicon, germanium and tin. In method form, the present disclosure is directed at methods for forming clathrate allotropes of silicon, germanium or tin which methods lead to the formation of empty cage structures suitable for use as electrodes in rechargeable type batteries.

Patent Number: 
8,993,165
Date Of Issue: 
03/31/2015
Inventors: 

Michael A. Miller; Kwai S. Chan; Wuwei Liang; Candace K. Chan