# Novel Nanocarbon Materials

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• Ultrananocrystalline Diamond and Graphene Films
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Ultrananocrystalline Diamond
Technology that covers a suite of critical semiconductor processes, formation of circuit elements to create complex circuits, and the integration of electronic circuits that are built on a single semiconductor base material or single chip that could revolutionize the electronics industry and creating more durable and efficient products. More

Graphene Films
Suite of one-atom-thick graphene materials that drastically reduce the wear rate and the coefficient of friction (COF) of steel. Estimated reduced loss of energy to friction offered by new materials would yield a potential energy savings of 2.46 billion kilowatt-hours per year, equivalent to 1.5 million barrels of oil. More

• ### Slippery when dry

Anyone who has ever taken their car in for an oil change recognizes the importance of reducing the friction that arises when steel touches steel.
• A method for coating a dielectric substrate with a R-GO film includes positioning the dielectric substrate in a chamber which is purged with a first gas to adjust a pressure of the chamber to a first pressure
Intellectual Property Available to License
US Patent 10,351,429 B2
• Direct Synthesis of Reduced Graphene Oxide Films on Dielectric Substrates (ANL-IN-14-110)

A second gas at a second flow rate and a third gas at a third flow rate is inserted into the chamber to increase the chamber pressure to a second pressure greater than the first pressure. A chamber temperature is increased to a first temperature. The flow of the second gas and the third gas is stopped. The chamber is purged to a third pressure higher than the first pressure and lower than the second pressure. The pressure of the chamber is set at a fourth pressure greater than the first pressure and the third pressure. A fourth gas is inserted into the chamber at a fourth flow rate for a first time.

#### Benefits

• Optically transparent, CVD deposition of reduced graphene oxide film directly on the glass substrate
• Wafer-scale synthesis in few mins
• Pin-hole free deposition
• Moderate sheet resistance at lower thickness
• High thermal conductivity than Tin Oxide
• A system and method for forming at least one of graphene and graphene oxide on a substrate and an opposed wear member.
Intellectual Property Available to License
US Patent 9,890,345
• Superlubricating Graphene and Graphene Oxide Films (ANL-IN-11-056)

The system includes graphene and graphene oxide formed by an exfoliation process or solution processing method to dispose graphene and/or graphene oxide onto a Substrate. The system further includes an opposing wear member disposed on another Substrate and a gas atmosphere of an inert gas like N2, ambient, a humid atmosphere and a water Solution.

#### Benefits

• Easy to apply using spray process in air
• Easily scalable to large area
• Cost effective, eliminates hazardous waste
• Virtually eliminates friction and wear
• Works in dry and humid environment

• ### Nanotechnology moves from the clean room to the classroom

For years, scientists have been creating and tweaking extremely tiny materials atom by atom in special clean rooms scrubbed of debris. Students needed a Ph.D. to join the club and study those tiny materials in a field known as nanoscience.
• ### Argonne-developed technology for producing graphene wins TechConnect National Innovation Award

A method that significantly cuts the time and cost needed to grow graphene has won a 2017 TechConnect National Innovation Award.
• ### Diamond proves useful material for growing graphene

Graphene is the stuff of the future.
• ### Argonne-developed technology for achieving superlubricity wins 2016 TechConnect National Innovation Award

Friction is the enemy of efficiency, and since the days of the Egyptian pharaohs, people have sought ways to get rid of it.
• ### Slip sliding away: Graphene and diamonds prove a slippery combination

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have found a way to use tiny diamonds and graphene to give friction the slip, creating a new material combination that demonstrates the rare phenomenon of superlubricity.”