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NANOPOROUS METAL-CARBON COMPOSITE

United States Patent Application

20170312725
A1
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Described here is a metal-carbon composite, comprising (a) a porous three-dimensional scaffold comprising one or more of carbon nanotubes, graphene and graphene oxide, and (b) metal nanoparticles disposed on said porous scaffold, wherein the metal-carbon composite has a density of 1 g/cm.sup.3 or less, and wherein the metal nanoparticles account for 1 wt. % or more of the metal-carbon composite. Also described are methods for making the metal-carbon composite.
Worsley, Marcus A. (Hayward, CA), Satcher, JR., Joe H. (Patterson, CA), Kucheyev, Sergei (Oakland, CA), Charnvanichborikarn, Supakit (Livermore, CA), Colvin, Jeffrey D. (Pleasanton, CA), Felter, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA), Kim, Sangil (Pleasanton, CA), Merrill, Matthew (Dublin, CA), Orme, Christine A. (Oakland, CA)
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Livermore CA)
15/ 593,189
May 11, 2017
FEDERAL FUNDING STATEMENT [0002] 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.