Additive manufacturing paper makes waves

Process to create graphene aerogel (Download Image)

A schematic of resin synthesis, fabrication, and post-processing to create the structured graphene aerogel.

An article entitled “Additive Manufacturing of Complex Micro-Architected Graphene Aerogels” (doi: 10.1039/c8mh00668g) is featured among the most popular articles published by Materials Horizons in 2018. Materials Horizons is positioned as “the new home for rapid reports of exceptional significance on innovative materials.” The paper describes the fabrication of architected materials made of graphene aerogel through a light-based additive manufacturing process. Authors include Eric Duoss and Christopher Spadaccini (ENG); James Oakdale, Jianchao Ye, Patrick Campbell, and Marcus Worsley (PLS); and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University collaborators: Professor Rayne Zheng, a former LLNL ENG postdoc and staff member, and LLNL summer student Ryan Hensleigh.

The research reported in the paper was supported by the Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program (16-ERD-051).