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Title: Magnesium-based methods, systems, and devices

An aspect of the present invention is an electrical device, where the device includes a current collector and a porous active layer electrically connected to the current collector to form an electrode. The porous active layer includes MgB.sub.x particles, where x.gtoreq.1, mixed with a conductive additive and a binder additive to form empty interstitial spaces between the MgB.sub.x particles, the conductive additive, and the binder additive. The MgB.sub.x particles include a plurality of boron sheets of boron atoms covalently bound together, with a plurality of magnesium atoms reversibly intercalated between the boron sheets and ionically bound to the boron atoms.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1413197
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO) NREL
Patent Number(s):
9,843,080
Application Number:
14/685,428
Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Apr 13
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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