Embodiments of the present invention relate to battery electrodes incorporating composites of graphene and selenium-sulfur compounds for improved rechargeable batteries. In one embodiment, a conductive composition comprises a conductive composition having a Se--S compound, a conductive additive. The Se--S compound is present as Se.sub.xS.sub.8-x, wherein 0<x<8.
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 This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-AR0000319 awarded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the United States Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.