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Systems and methods for forming defects on graphitic materials and curing radiation-damaged graphitic materials

United States Patent

September 25, 2012
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Systems and methods are disclosed herein for forming defects on graphitic materials. The methods for forming defects include applying a radiation reactive material on a graphitic material, irradiating the applied radiation reactive material to produce a reactive species, and permitting the reactive species to react with the graphitic material to form defects. Additionally, disclosed are methods for removing defects on graphitic materials.
Ryu; Sunmin (Hwaseong, KR), Brus; Louis E. (Hastings, NY), Steigerwald; Michael L. (Martinsville, NJ), Liu; Haitao (Lansdale, PA)
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (New York, NY)
12/ 770,242
April 29, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The disclosed subject matter was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER14861, awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the disclosed subject matter.