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Process for making hollow carbon spheres

United States Patent

8,419,998
April 16, 2013
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A hollow carbon sphere having a carbon shell and an inner core is disclosed. The hollow carbon sphere has a total volume that is equal to a volume of the carbon shell plus an inner free volume within the carbon shell. The inner free volume is at least 25% of the total volume. In some instances, a nominal diameter of the hollow carbon sphere is between 10 and 180 nanometers.
Luhrs; Claudia C. (Rio Rancho, NM), Phillips; Jonathan (Rio Rancho, NM), Richard; Monique N. (Ann Arbor, MI), Knapp; Angela Michelle (Ann Arbor, MI)
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Erlanger, KY), The Regents of the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM), Los Alamos National Lab (Los Alamos, NM)
13/ 080,738
20110180513
April 6, 2011
GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 ordered by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.