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Compositions and Methods Related to Doped Graphene Derived from Asphaltenes

Compositions and Methods Related to Doped Graphene Derived from Asphaltenes
Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Eva Deemer
Patent No. 9,862,609

Description:
This patent a method of fabricating and doping of graphene from an inexpensive and widely available source. Crude oil is complex matrix of organic and inorganic species. Pitch is residue that is left after refining crude oil under vacuum and high temperatures. It is generally considered a waste and is usually the major component of road tar. The significance of this invention is that it forms highly useful and expensive graphenes and graphene devices form an inexpensive source that is generally considered waste.

Abstract:
Compositions and methods directed to producing metal-doped graphene and the metal-doped graphene derivatives from pitch are disclosed.

Issue Date: 01/09/2018
Application Date: 12/04/2015
Post Date: 02/28/2018

UTEP Docket No: 2015-018