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MANGANESE OXIDE NANOPARTICLES, METHODS AND APPLICATIONS

United States Patent Application

20140134493
A1
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Manganese oxide nanoparticles having a chemical composition that includes Mn.sub.3O.sub.4, a sponge like morphology and a particle size from about 65 to about 95 nanometers may be formed by calcining a manganese hydroxide material at a temperature from about 200 to about 400 degrees centigrade for a time period from about 1 to about 20 hours in an oxygen containing environment. The particular manganese oxide nanoparticles with the foregoing physical features may be used within a battery component, and in particular an anode within a lithium battery to provide enhanced performance.
Abruna, Hector D. (Ithaca, NY), Gao, Jie (Ithaca, NY), Lowe, Michael A. (Ithaca, NY)
CORNELL UNIVERSITY (ITHACA NY)
14/ 122,346
June 1, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] The investigations that lead to the embodiments described herein and the invention claimed herein were funded by the United States Department of Energy under project number DE-SC0001086. The United States Government has rights in the invention claimed herein.