Method of producing graphene and other carbon materials



The invention provides methods for the combustion synthesis (CS) of graphene by a novel exothermic self-sustained reaction between a refractory ceramic compound and a carbon-containing polymer under an inert gas atmosphere. The synthesis of graphene was confirmed by both transmission electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. The graphene produced has very low (<1 wt. %) oxygen content. Fluorocarbon gases released due to decomposition of the carbon-containing polymer in the combustion wave can reduce the ceramic to a gas and mesoporous carbon particles and graphene layers. The method does not require an external energy source because it occurs in a self-sustained synergetic manner after ignition. The methods are flexible in terms of tuning the synthesis conditions for desired products, and the method can be scaled to provide kilogram quantities.


Attribute NameValues
  • Method of producing graphene and other carbon materials

Patent Number
  • US 9580323 B2

  • Alexander Mukasyan

  • Khachatur Manukyan

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Alexander Mukasyan

  • Khachatur Manukyan

Other Application
  • 14/292,576

Prior Publication Date
  • 2014-12-25

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20140377160 A1

  • 20

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • C01B 31/0446 (20130101); C01B 31/02 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • C01B 32/184 (20060101)

  • English

Date Issued
  • 2017-02-28

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • University of Notre Dame du Lac

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