Improved Method for Producing Carbon Fiber

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Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new method for synthesizing carbon sheets. A hydrothermal process was designed for rapid conversion of polyethylene, a commodity plastic, into carbon sheets. Polyethylene is significantly cheaper than polyacrylonitrile and the conversion process takes less overall time and temperature making it a superior method of producing carbon sheets.

-Low cost
-Quicker than current methods

Potential Applications:
-Carbon sheet Parts
-Battery Electrodes
Jan 27, 2020
Utility Patent
United States
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