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Mesoporous metal oxide microsphere electrode compositions and their methods of making

United States Patent

April 11, 2017
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Compositions and methods of making are provided for treated mesoporous metal oxide microspheres electrodes. The compositions include microspheres with an average diameter between about 200 nanometers and about 10 micrometers and mesopores on the surface and interior of the microspheres. The methods of making include forming a mesoporous metal oxide microsphere composition and treating the mesoporous metal oxide microspheres by at least annealing in a reducing atmosphere, doping with an aliovalent element, and coating with a coating composition.
Parans Paranthaman; Mariappan (Knoxville, TN), Bi; Zhonghe (Cookeville, TN), Bridges; Craig A. (Oak Ridge, TN), Brown; Gilbert M. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
14/ 539,094
November 12, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST The invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AC05-00OR22725 by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.