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Nitrogen-doped carbon aerogels for electrical energy storage

United States Patent

9,776,156
October 3, 2017
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Disclosed here is a method for making a nitrogen-doped carbon aerogel, comprising: preparing a reaction mixture comprising formaldehyde, at least one nitrogen-containing resorcinol analog, at least one catalyst, and at least one solvent; curing the reaction mixture to produce a wet gel; drying the wet gel to produce a dry gel; and thermally annealing the dry gel to produce the nitrogen-doped carbon aerogel. Also disclosed is a nitrogen-doped carbon aerogel obtained according to the method and a supercapacitor comprising the nitrogen-doped carbon aerogel.
Campbell; Patrick (Oakland, CA), Montalvo; Elizabeth (Oakland, CA), Baumann; Theodore F. (Discovery Bay, CA), Biener; Juergen (San Leandro, CA), Merrill; Matthew (Dublin, CA), Reed; Eric W. (Ancram, NY), Worsley; Marcus A. (Hayward, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
14/ 820,397
20170040123
August 6, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.