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EXTREME SYNTHESIS OF CRYSTALLINE AEROGEL MATERIALS FROM AMORPHOUS AEROGEL PRECURSORS

United States Patent Application

20180002599
A1
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A method includes positioning a porous structure in a pressure cell; injecting an inert pressure medium within the pressure cell; and pressurizing the pressure cell to a pressure that thermodynamically favors a crystalline phase of the porous structure over an amorphous phase of the porous structure to transition the amorphous phase of the porous structure into the crystalline phase of the porous structure.
Pauzauskie, Peter J. (Oakland, CA), Crowhurst, Jonathan C. (Livermore, CA), Worsley, Marcus A. (Hayward, CA), Satcher, JR., Joe H. (Patterson, CA)
15/ 595,706
May 15, 2017
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.