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Material with core-shell structure

United States Patent

November 15, 2011
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Disclosed is a material having a composite particle, the composite particle including an outer shell and a core. The core is made from a lithium alloying material and the outer shell has an inner volume that is greater in size than the core of the lithium alloying material. In some instances, the outer mean diameter of the outer shell is less than 500 nanometers and the core occupies between 5 and 99% of the inner volume. In addition, the outer shell can have an average wall thickness of less than 100 nanometers.
Luhrs; Claudia (Rio Rancho, NM), Richard; Monique N. (Ann Arbor, MI), Dehne; Aaron (Maumee, OH), Phillips; Jonathan (Rio Rancho, NM), Stamm; Kimber L. (Ann Arbor, MI), Fanson; Paul T. (Brighton, MI)
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Erlanger, KY), Regents of the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 142,974
June 20, 2008
GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.