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United States Patent Application

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New Electrode Materials for Magnesium Batteries and Metal Anodes
An aspect of the present invention is an electrical device, where the device includes a current collector and a porous active layer electrically connected to the current collector to form an electrode. The porous active layer includes MgB.sub.x particles, where x.gtoreq.1, mixed with a conductive additive and a binder additive to form empty interstitial spaces between the MgB.sub.x particles, the conductive additive, and the binder additive. The MgB.sub.x particles include a plurality of boron sheets of boron atoms covalently bound together, with a plurality of magnesium atoms reversibly intercalated between the boron sheets and ionically bound to the boron atoms.
ZHAO, Yufeng (Golden, CO), BAN, Chunmei (Golden, CO), RUDDY, Daniel (Lafayette, CO), PARILLA, Philip A. (Lakewood, CO), SON, Seoung-Bum (Golden, CO)
14/ 685,428
April 13, 2015
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08G028308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.