Described is a core-shell nanoparticle comprising a lithium sulfide nanoparticle core and a shell covering the lithium sulfide nanoparticle core, the shell comprising at least one of carbon, polyanaline or a transition metal sulfide. The core-shell nanoparticle may be used for a positive electrode in a lithium/sulfur battery cell.
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 The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Regents of the University of California for the management and operation of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The government has certain rights in this invention.