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Cathodes and electrolytes for rechargeable magnesium batteries and methods of manufacture

United States Patent

April 17, 2018
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The invention relates to Chevrel-phase materials and methods of preparing these materials utilizing a precursor approach. The Chevrel-phase materials are useful in assembling electrodes, e.g., cathodes, for use in electrochemical cells, such as rechargeable batteries. The Chevrel-phase materials have a general formula of Mo.sub.6Z.sub.8 and the precursors have a general formula of M.sub.xMo.sub.6Z.sub.8. The cathode containing the Chevrel-phase material in accordance with the invention can be combined with a magnesium-containing anode and an electrolyte.
Kumta; Prashant N. (Pittsburgh, PA), Saha; Partha (Pittsburgh, PA), Datta; Moni Kanchan (Pittsburgh, PA), Manivannan; Ayyakkannu (Morgantown, WV)
University of Pittsburgh--Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education (Pittsburgh, PA)
14/ 325,891
July 8, 2014
GOVERNMENT FUNDING This invention was made with government support under grant #DE-FE0004000 awarded by the Department of Energy-NETL. The government has certain rights in the invention.