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CATHODES AND ELECTROLYTES FOR RECHARGEABLE MAGNESIUM BATTERIES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

United States Patent Application

20150010832
A1
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The invention relates to Chevrel-phase materials and methods of preparing these materials utilizing a precursor approach. The Chevrel-phase materials are useful in assembling electrodes, e.g., cathodes, for use in electrochemical cells, such as rechargeable batteries. The Chevrel-phase materials have a general formula of Mo.sub.6Z.sub.8 and the precursors have a general formula of M.sub.xMo.sub.6Z.sub.8. The cathode containing the Chevrel-phase material in accordance with the invention can be combined with a magnesium-containing anode and an electrolyte.
Kumta, Prashant N. (Pittsburgh, PA), Saha, Partha (Pittsburgh, PA), Datta, Moni Kanchan (Pittsburgh, PA), Manivannan, Ayyakkannu (Morgantown, WV)
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Pittsburgh PA)
14/ 325,891
July 8, 2014
GOVERNMENT FUNDING [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant #DE-FE0004000 awarded by the Department of Energy-NETL. The government has certain rights in the invention.