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Anode materials for lithium-ion batteries

United States Patent

9,601,773
March 21, 2017
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The current disclosure relates to an anode material with the general formula M.sub.ySb-M'O.sub.x--C, where M and M' are metals and M'O.sub.x--C forms a matrix containing M.sub.ySb. It also relates to an anode material with the general formula M.sub.ySn-M'C.sub.x--C, where M and M' are metals and M'C.sub.x--C forms a matrix containing M.sub.ySn. It further relates to an anode material with the general formula Mo.sub.3Sb.sub.7--C, where --C forms a matrix containing Mo.sub.3Sb.sub.7. The disclosure also relates to an anode material with the general formula M.sub.ySb-M'C.sub.x--C, where M and M' are metals and M'C.sub.x--C forms a matrix containing M.sub.ySb. Other embodiments of this disclosure relate to anodes or rechargeable batteries containing these materials as well as methods of making these materials using ball-milling techniques and furnace heating.
Manthiram; Arumugam (Austin, TX), Applestone; Danielle (Mena, AR), Yoon; Sukeun (St. Louis, MO)
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX)
14/ 182,338
20140162125
February 18, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The present invention was developed using funding from the United States government through Department of Energy Grant No. DE-AC02-05CH11231, and Department of Energy Grant No. DE-SC005397. The United States government has certain rights to the invention.