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Title: Carbon foams for energy storage devices

Abstract

A high energy density capacitor incorporating a variety of carbon foam electrodes is described. The foams, derived from the pyrolysis of resorcinol-formaldehyde and related polymers, are high density (0.1 g/cc--1.0 g/cc) electrically conductive and have high surface areas (400 m{sup 2}/g-1000 m{sup 2}/g). Capacitances on the order of several tens of farad per gram of electrode are achieved. 9 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
OSTI Identifier:
251107
Patent Number(s):
5,529,971
Application Number:
PAN: 8-036,740
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 25 Jun 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CAPACITORS; ELECTRODES; MATERIALS; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; CARBON; FOAMS; CAPACITIVE ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT

Citation Formats

Kaschmitter, J L, Mayer, S T, and Pekala, R W. Carbon foams for energy storage devices. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Kaschmitter, J L, Mayer, S T, & Pekala, R W. Carbon foams for energy storage devices. United States.
Kaschmitter, J L, Mayer, S T, and Pekala, R W. Tue . "Carbon foams for energy storage devices". United States.
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abstractNote = {A high energy density capacitor incorporating a variety of carbon foam electrodes is described. The foams, derived from the pyrolysis of resorcinol-formaldehyde and related polymers, are high density (0.1 g/cc--1.0 g/cc) electrically conductive and have high surface areas (400 m{sup 2}/g-1000 m{sup 2}/g). Capacitances on the order of several tens of farad per gram of electrode are achieved. 9 figs.},
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