Graphene Derived and Chemically Modified Graphene Derived Carbon Fibers

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Krishna Muralidharan
Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Srini Raghavan
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Barrett Potter, Jr.
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
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Robert Sleeper
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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.

 

Applications:

  • Supercapacitors
  • Batteries and fuel cells
  • Sports
  • Armor
  • Space industry
  • Structural materials
  • Chemical and biochemical sensors
  • Photovoltaics

 

Advantages:

  • Provides increased efficiency
  • Reduces energy costs via a low temperature dependent to spin the graphene

 

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