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POLYMER FUNCTIONALIZED GRAPHENE OXIDE AND THERMALLY RESPONSIVE ION PERMEABLE MEMBRANES MADE THEREFROM

United States Patent Application

20150318531
A1
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Thermally responsive materials, porous membranes comprising the thermally responsive materials, and batteries incorporating the porous membranes as thermally responsive separation membranes are provided. Also provided are methods of making the thermally responsive materials. The thermally responsive materials comprise upper critical solution temperature (UCST) polymers covalently bound to a support substrate.
Kung, Harold H. (Wilmette, IL), Shen, Jingmei (Evanston, IL), Kung, Mayfair C. (Wilmette, IL), Hayner, Cary M. (Evanston, IL)
14/ 700,273
April 30, 2015
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-AC02-06CH11357 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.