Hybrid materials and nanocomposite materials, methods of making and using such materials. The nanoparticles of the nanocomposite are formed in situ during pyrolysis of a hybrid material comprising metal precursor compounds. The nanoparticles are uniformly distributed in the carbon matrix of the nanocomposite. The nanocomposite materials can be used in devices such as, for example, electrodes and on-chip inductors.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH
 This invention was made with government support under contract nos. DOE-SC0001086 and DOE-DESC0001086, awarded by the Department of Energy and contract no. NSF-IIP-1237622, awarded by the Nation Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.