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Graphene aerogels

United States Patent

March 31, 2015
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Graphene aerogels with high conductivity and surface areas including a method for making a graphene aerogel, including the following steps: (1) preparing a reaction mixture comprising a graphene oxide suspension and at least one catalyst; (2) curing the reaction mixture to produce a wet gel; (3) drying the wet gel to produce a dry gel; and (4) pyrolyzing the dry gel to produce a graphene aerogel. Applications include electrical energy storage including batteries and supercapacitors.
Pauzauskie; Peter J. (Oakland, CA), Worsley; Marcus A. (Hayward, CA), Baumann; Theodore F. (Discover Bay, CA), Satcher, Jr.; Joe H. (Patterson, CA), Biener; Juergen (San Leandro, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 204,277
August 5, 2011
FEDERAL FUNDING STATEMENT 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.