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Compositions Including Nano-Particles and a Nano-Structured Support Matrix and Methods of preparation as reversible high capacity anodes in energy storage systems

United States Patent Application

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The present invention relates to compositions including nano-particles and a nano-structured support matrix, methods of their preparation and applications thereof. The compositions of the present invention are particularly suitable for use as anode material for lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. The nano-structured support matrix can include nanotubes, nanowires, nanorods, and mixtures thereof. The composition can further include a substrate on which the nano-structured support matrix is formed. The substrate can include a current collector material.
KUMTA, Prashant Nagesh (Pittsburgh, PA), WANG, Wei (Pittsburgh, PA)
12/ 794,374
June 4, 2010
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT [0002] This work was supported in part by a grant from the United States Department of Energy Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technology (BATT) Program; Grant Number 6826681.