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Preparation of graphitic articles

United States Patent

May 11, 2010
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Graphitic structures have been prepared by exposing templates (metal, metal-coated ceramic, graphite, for example) to a gaseous mixture that includes hydrocarbons and oxygen. When the template is metal, subsequent acid treatment removes the metal to yield monoliths, hollow graphitic structures, and other products. The shapes of the coated and hollow graphitic structures mimic the shapes of the templates.
Phillips; Jonathan (Rio Rancho, NM), Nemer; Martin (Carlsbad, NM), Weigle; John C. (Santa Fe, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 364,980
February 28, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.