A materials composition and a method for preparing the materials composition provide: (1) a core material comprising a reactive carbon material-sulfur material composite; surrounded by and chemically coupled with (2) a shell material comprising a reactive sheath material. The material composition is useful within electrodes within electrical components including but not limited to electrochemical gas cells, supercapacitors and batteries where enhanced cycling may be realized.
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 The research that lead to the embodiments as described herein, and the invention as claimed herein, was supported by the United States Department of Energy through grant number DE-FG02-87ER45298, in support of the Energy Materials Center at Cornell (EMC2), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the United States Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001086. This work also made use of the electron microscopy facility of the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) with support from the National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) program DMR 1120296. The United States government may have rights in the invention as claimed herein.