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Alloys of Clathrate Allotropes for Rechargeable Batteries

Abstract: 

The present disclosure is directed at an electrode for a battery wherein the electrode comprises clathrate alloys of silicon, germanium or tin. In method form, the present disclosure is directed at methods of forming clathrate alloys 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: 
8,906,551
Date Of Issue: 
12/09/2014
Inventors: 

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