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Mesoporous carbon materials

United States Patent

September 9, 2014
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A conductive mesoporous carbon composite comprising conductive carbon nanoparticles contained within a mesoporous carbon matrix, wherein the conductive mesoporous carbon composite possesses at least a portion of mesopores having a pore size of at least 10 nm and up to 50 nm, and wherein the mesopores are either within the mesoporous carbon matrix, or are spacings delineated by surfaces of said conductive carbon nanoparticles when said conductive carbon nanoparticles are fused with each other, or both. Methods for producing the above-described composite, devices incorporating them (e.g., lithium batteries), and methods of using them, are also described.
Dai; Sheng (Knoxville, TN), Fulvio; Pasquale Fernando (Knoxville, TN), Mayes; Richard T. (Knoxville, TN), Wang; Xiqing (Mason, OH), Sun; Xiao-Guang (Knoxville, TN), Guo; Bingkun (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
13/ 349,162
January 12, 2012
This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.