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United States Patent Application

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A hollow carbon sphere having a carbon shell and an inner core is disclosed. The hollow carbon sphere has a total volume that is equal to a volume of the carbon shell plus an inner free volume within the carbon shell. The inner free volume is at least 25% of the total volume. In some instances, a nominal diameter of the hollow carbon sphere is between 10 and 180 nanometers.
Luhrs, Claudia (Rio Rancho, NM), Phillips, Jonathan (Rio Rancho, NM), Richard, Monique N. (Ann Arbor, MI), Knapp, Angela Michelle (Ann Arbor, MI)
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (Erlanger KY), The University of New Mexico (Los Alamos NM), Los Alamos National Lab
12/ 391,794
February 24, 2009
GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 ordered by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.