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Anode materials for lithium-ion batteries

United States Patent

December 30, 2014
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An anode material for lithium-ion batteries is provided that comprises an elongated core structure capable of forming an alloy with lithium; and a plurality of nanostructures placed on a surface of the core structure, with each nanostructure being capable of forming an alloy with lithium and spaced at a predetermined distance from adjacent nanostructures.
Sunkara; Mahendra Kumar (Louisville, KY), Meduri; Praveen (Louisville, KY), Sumanasekera; Gamini (Louisville, KY)
University of Louisville Research Foundation (Louisville, KY)
12/ 650,081
December 30, 2009
GOVERNMENT INTEREST Subject matter described herein was made with U.S. Government support under Grant Numbers DE-FG02-05ER64071 and DE-FG02-07ER46375 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the described subject matter.