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Aerogel and xerogel composites for use as carbon anodes

United States Patent

August 12, 2008
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Disclosed herein are aerogel and xerogel composite materials suitable for use as anodes in fuel cells and batteries. Precursors to the aerogel and xerogel compounds are infused with inorganic polymeric materials or carbon particles and then gelled. The gels are then pyrolyzed to form composites with internal structural support.
Cooper; John F. (Oakland, CA), Tillotson; Thomas M. (Tracy, CA), Hrubesh; Lawrence W. (Pleasanton, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
10/ 810,477
March 26, 2004
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.