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HIGHLY CRYSTALLINE 3D GRAPHENE

United States Patent Application

20170036915
A1
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Disclosed here is a composition comprising at least one graphene aerogel comprising a three-dimensional structure of graphene sheets, wherein the graphene sheets are covalently interconnected, and wherein the graphene aerogel is highly crystalline. Also described is a method for making a graphene aerogel, comprising preparing a mixture comprising a graphene oxide suspension and at least one catalyst; curing the reaction mixture to produce a wet gel; drying the wet gel to produce a dry gel; and pyrolyzing the dry gel at a temperature of 1500-3500.degree. C. to produce the graphene aerogel.
Worsley, Marcus A. (Hayward, CA), Woo, Leta (Atlanta, GA), Mickelson, William (Albany, CA), Zettl, Alex (Kensington, CA)
14/ 820,411
August 6, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract Nos. DE-AC52-07NA27344 and DE-ACO2-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and under Grant No. EEC-0832819 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in this invention.