A method for fabricating a three-dimensional carbon structure

Soumyaranjan Mohanty (Inventor), Jenny Emnéus (Inventor), Anders Wolff (Inventor), Arto Heiskanen (Inventor)

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    Abstract

    A method for fabricating a three-dimensional carbon structure (4) is disclosed. A mould (1) defining a three-dimensional shape is provided, and natural protein containing fibres are packed in the mould (1) at a predetermined packing density. The packed natural protein containing fibre structure (3) undergoes pyrolysis, either while still in the mould (1) or after having been removed from the mould (1). Thereby a three-dimensional porous and electrically conducting carbon structure (4) having a three-dimensional shape defined by the three-dimensional shape of the mould (1) and a porosity defined by the packing density of the packed natural protein containing fibre structure (3) is obtained. The carbon structure (4) is well suited for use as a scaffold for tissue engineering, or for material for batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, sorbents for separation processes, gas storage, supports for many important catalysts, etc.

    Original languageEnglish
    IPCC01B32/05
    Patent numberWO2017036914
    Filing date09/03/2017
    CountryInternational Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    Priority date28/08/2015
    Priority numberEP20150182928
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2017

    Cite this

    Mohanty, S., Emnéus, J., Wolff, A., & Heiskanen, A. (2017). IPC No. C01B32/05 . A method for fabricating a three-dimensional carbon structure. (Patent No. WO2017036914).