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NITROGEN-DOPED CARBON AEROGELS FOR ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20170040123
9,776,156
A1
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Disclosed here is a method for making a nitrogen-doped carbon aerogel, comprising: preparing a reaction mixture comprising formaldehyde, at least one nitrogen-containing resorcinol analog, at least one catalyst, and at least one solvent; curing the reaction mixture to produce a wet gel; drying the wet gel to produce a dry gel; and thermally annealing the dry gel to produce the nitrogen-doped carbon aerogel. Also disclosed is a nitrogen-doped carbon aerogel obtained according to the method and a supercapacitor comprising the nitrogen-doped carbon aerogel.
Campbell, Patrick (Oakland, CA), Montalvo, Elizabeth (Oakland, CA), Baumann, Theodore F. (Discovery Bay, CA), Biener, Juergen (San Leandro, CA), Merrill, Matthew (Dublin, CA), Reed, Eric W. (Ancram, NY), Worsley, Marcus A. (Hayward, CA)
14/ 820,397
August 6, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.