Fuel cell applications of single wall carbon nanotubes

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dc.contributor.author Gennett, Thomas en_US
dc.contributor.author Raffaelle, Ryne en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-19T20:08:45Z en_US
dc.date.available 2006-07-19T20:08:45Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2003-08-17 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/2264 en_US
dc.description "Fuel cell applications pf single wall carbon nanotubes," Proceedings of the First International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Held in Portsmouth, Virginia: 17-21 August 2003. en_US
dc.description Article may be found at: http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=320 en_US
dc.description.abstract Novel carbon materials with nanometer dimensions are of potentially significant importance for a number of advanced technological applications. Currently, considerable interest exists in the possible applications of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to fuel cells. Proposed uses include as anode materials in both hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cells, solid polymer electrolyte additives, active cathode materials and bipolar plate interconnects. One of the desirable attributes afforded by the use of SWNTs in fuel cell applications stems from a combination of their high aspect ratios and electrical conductivity, which greatly reduces the amount of material needed to attain a percolation threshold. This conductivity combined with the catalytic surface area offered by these nanostructured materials makes them a potentially active material for fuel cell electrodes. In addition, the high thermal conductivity, enhanced mechanical properties and corrosion resistance may play a large role in developing new fuel cell designs such as thin-film microelectronic fuel cells. We will report on the recent work in the Nanopower Research Lab at RIT and it partners on utilizing high purity SWNTs in microelectronic fuel cells. en_US
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dc.publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference en_US
dc.subject Carbon nanotubes en_US
dc.subject Fuel cells en_US
dc.subject Thermal conductivity en_US
dc.title Fuel cell applications of single wall carbon nanotubes en_US
dc.type Abstract en_US

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