Bulk Preparation of Holey Graphene via Controlled Catalytic Oxidation

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-28173
Published January 01, 2018 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Researchers at NASA have developed new methods to manufacture carbon materials (e.g., nanotubes, graphene) with holes through the graphitic surface of the particles. The methods generate materials with increased accessible surface area, increased functional groups at damage sites, and improved through-surface molecular transport properties. The materials generated using these techniques are anticipated to be applicable to a variety of industries, especially energy storage (e.g. supercapacitors and batteries) and separation membranes (e.g. for gas, ions, organics, proteins, etc.).