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Nanoporous metal-carbon composite

United States Patent

December 19, 2017
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Described here is a metal-carbon composite, comprising (a) a porous three-dimensional scaffold comprising one or more of carbon nanotubes, graphene and graphene oxide, and (b) metal nanoparticles disposed on said porous scaffold, wherein the metal-carbon composite has a density of 1 g/cm.sup.3 or less, and wherein the metal nanoparticles account for 1 wt. % or more of the metal-carbon composite. Also described are methods for making the metal-carbon composite.
Worsley; Marcus A. (Hayward, CA), Satcher; Joe (Patterson, CA), Kucheyev; Sergei (Oakland, CA), Charnvanichborikarn; Supakit (Livermore, CA), Colvin; Jeffrey (Pleasanton, CA), Felter; Thomas (Livermore, CA), Kim; Sangil (Pleasanton, CA), Merrill; Matthew (Dublin, CA), Orme; Christine (Oakland, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
14/ 485,474
September 12, 2014
FEDERAL FUNDING STATEMENT 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.