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ENCAPSULATED SULFUR CATHODES FOR RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERIES

United States Patent Application

20170125819
A1
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A method of forming a sulfur-based cathode material includes: 1) providing a sulfur-based nanostructure; 2) coating the nanostructure with an encapsulating material to form a shell surrounding the nanostructure; and 3) removing a portion of the nanostructure through the shell to form a void within the shell, with a remaining portion of the nanostructure disposed within the shell.
Li, Weiyang (Sunnyvale, CA), Cui, Yi (Stanford, CA), Seh, Zhi Wei (Stanford, CA), Zheng, Guangyuan (Stanford, CA), Yang, Yuan (Stanford, CA)
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford CA)
15/ 404,058
January 11, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-AC02-76SF00515 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.