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Title: Process of making titanium carbide (TiC) nano-fibrous felts

A method of synthesizing mechanically resilient titanium carbide (TiC) nanofibrous felts comprising continuous nanofibers or nano-ribbons with TiC crystallites embedded in carbon matrix, comprising: (a) electrospinning a spin dope for making precursor nanofibers with diameters less than 0.5 J.Lm; (b) overlaying the nanofibers to produce a nanofibrous mat (felt); and then (c) heating the nano-felts first at a low temperature, and then at a high temperature for making electrospun continuous nanofibers or nano-ribbons with TiC crystallites embedded in carbon matrix; and (d) chlorinating the above electrospun nano-felts at an elevated temperature to remove titanium for producing carbide derived carbon (CDC) nano-fibrous felt with high specific surface areas.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1167221
Report Number(s):
8,932,513
13/482,981
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-08ER64624
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 May 29
Research Org:
South Dakota Board of Regents, Rapid City, SD (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY