A durable electrode material suitable for use in Li ion batteries is provided. The material is comprised of a continuous network of graphite regions integrated with, and in good electrical contact with a composite comprising graphene sheets and an electrically active material, such as silicon, wherein the electrically active material is dispersed between, and supported by, the graphene sheets.
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 This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-01ER15184 awarded by Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.