Spanish University have developed a process for the manufacture of electrodes from superporous nanostructured carbon materials. The process uses electrospraying technique to deposit a suspension of a carbon material over a collector. This method facilitates processing superporous nanostructured carbon materials due to its high efficiency and less complexities compared to conventional techniques.
The electrodes obtained can be used in energy storage or analytical sensors in commercial devices.
New and innovative aspects
The process here described is simpler than those available nowadays. It reduces the number of necessary stages and his complexity to obtain electrodes from superporous nanostructured carbon materials at room temperature and pressure. Only it needs a later step of drying at low temperature to remove the used solvent.
The invention enables the manufacture of electrodes and microelectrodes for electrochemical and analytical applications, such as energy storage, or as analytical sensors in commercial devices.
Main advantages of its use
The method referred in this invention provides the following advantages:
Solve the complexity and other problems existing in other procedures used to generate electrodes and microelectrodes.
Carbon materials are selectively deposited, as homogeneous layers, with controllable thickness.
The process has a high degree of reproducibility, particularly compared with the blade coating technique.
Does not require subsequent pressing of the electrode to increase the degree of packing.
Does not require a subsequent heat treatment at elevated temperatures.
The use of the electrode as current collector increases the efficiency of the process, in terms of selectivity of the deposit on the electrode.
The present invention belongs to the field of electrochemistry. Particularly, the invention enables the manufacture of electrodes and microelectrodes for electrochemical and analytical applications, such as energy storage, or as analytical sensors in commercial devices.
Intellectual property status
Patent title: “Procedimiento para la fabricación de electrodos o microelectrodos a partir de materiales carbonosos nanoestructurados superporosos mediante electroesprayado, electrodos o microelectrodos obtenidos mediante este procedimiento y usos para aplicaciones electroquímicas y analíticas”
Number of application: 2015310008
Date of application: 10/07/2015
Current development status
Desired business relationship
Companies interested in acquiring this technology for use and / or commercial exploitation, through the following:
- License agreements to transfer the patent rights to use, manufacture or marketing of the technology to third parties.
- Agreement R&D project (technical cooperation) for the use or application of technology in other waste or in other sectors.
- Subcontracting agreement for technical assistance, training, etc.