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Crystalline boron nitride aerogels

United States Patent

April 4, 2017
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This disclosure provides methods and materials related to boron nitride aerogels. In one aspect, a material comprises an aerogel comprising boron nitride. The boron nitride has an ordered crystalline structure. The ordered crystalline structure may include atomic layers of hexagonal boron nitride lying on top of one another, with atoms contained in a first layer being superimposed on atoms contained in a second layer.
Zettl; Alexander K. (Kensington, CA), Rousseas; Michael (Burlingame, CA), Goldstein; Anna P. (Berkeley, CA), Mickelson; William (Albany, CA), Worsley; Marcus A. (Hayward, CA), Woo; Leta (Oakland, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA), The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
14/ 320,300
June 30, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, under Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and under Grant X10-8049-C awarded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The government has certain rights in this invention.