Graphene Derived and Chemically Modified Graphene Derived Carbon FibersTechnology #ua17-186
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Title: Graphene Derived and Chemically Modified Graphene Derived Carbon Fibers
Invention: The invention is a novel technique to produce carbon fibers from chemically modified graphene (CMG). The CMG is converted into a “gel” system and drawn into fibers by wet spinning and electrospinning. The resulting fibers are 3D, porous, lightweight composites.
Background: In experiments, graphene has been demonstrated to have the highest mechanical strength, high thermal conductivity, and high carrier mobility. These properties appear on a nanoscale, but the main challenge is to efficiently scale these properties for macroscopic applications of graphene.
- Batteries and fuel cells
- Space industry
- Structural materials
- Chemical and biochemical sensors
- Provides increased efficiency
- Reduces energy costs via a low temperature dependent to spin the graphene