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Percolated microstructures for multi-modal transport enhancement in porous active materials

United States Patent

March 13, 2018
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A method of forming a composite material for use in multi-modal transport includes providing three-dimensional graphene having hollow channels, enabling a polymer to wick into the hollow channels of the three-dimensional graphene, curing the polymer to form a cured three-dimensional graphene, adding an active material to the cured three-dimensional graphene to form a composite material, and removing the polymer from within the hollow channels. A composite material formed according to the method is also provided.
McKay; Ian Salmon (Seattle, WA), Yang; Sungwoo (Chelsea, MA), Wang; Evelyn N. (Cambridge, MA), Kim; Hyunho (Cambridge, MA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
14/ 540,164
November 13, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-AR0000185 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.