The present disclosure is directed at an electrode for a battery wherein the electrode comprises clathrate alloys of silicon, germanium or tin. In method form, the present disclosure is directed at methods of forming clathrate alloys of silicon, germanium or tin which methods lead to the formation of empty cage structures suitable for use as electrodes in rechargeable type batteries.
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT CLAUSE
This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DEAC0205CH11231 from the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.