, Birschbach, M.
, Jung, J.H.
, Kim, Y.-G.
, Kinlen, P.J.
, Mbugua, J.
, Nguyen, H.-L.
, Tregre, G.
, Crosslink, US
Metallic conductive PAC 1003, an inherently conductive polymer product of Crosslink, has been developed to have remarkably high electrical conductivity of >1000 S/cm which can be applied to advanced polymer supercapacitor designs. The metallic conductivity [...]
The combination of high aspect ratio, small size, very low density, and more importantly, excellent physical properties, such as extremely high mechanical strength and stiffness, high electrical and thermal conductivity, make carbon nanotubes (CNTs) perfect [...]
Rising interest in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) has created pressure to develop more powerful and efficient vehicle battery systems. While Lithium-Ion batteries have shown potential in fully electric applications, cost and safety issues leave little [...]
, Antonucci, V.
, Dispenza, G.
, Napoli, G.
, Sergi, F.
, CNR ITAE, IT
Within a national project, called “H-BUS”, CNR TAE Institute is involved in a zero emission city bus development, in which the optimized level of hybridization will be evaluated on the basis of several aspects. The [...]
Ceramic Fuel Cells has developing an innovative solid oxide fuel cell technology that offers the world’s highest level of electrical conversion efficiency. CFCL’s fuel cells provide highly efficient and low-emission electricity from widely available natural [...]
, Brunaccini, G.
, Dispenza, G.
, Ferraro, M.
, Napoli, G.
, Sergi, F.
, Institute of Advanced Technologies for Energy “Nicola Giordano” - National Council of Research, IT
The work was focused on the preliminary analysis, design and implementation of a hybrid system based on Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and ZEBRA® High Temperature Battery (HTB). A specific control algorithm was developed for utilizing [...]
, Fleckner, K.
, Grant Norton, M.
, Ha, S.
, Marin-Flores, O.
, Neylon, M.K.
, Washington State University, US
In commercial aviation, a concept called the more electric airplane (MEA) will allow greater fuel efficiency by substituting hydraulically and pneumatically driven systems by those based on electrical energy. The increased electrical power demand in [...]
, Belosludov, V.R.
, Kawazoe, Y.
, Mizuseki, H.
, Subbotin, O.S.
, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, JP
The possible formation of hydrogen hydrate, a class of inclusion compounds consisting of water and hydrogen as host and guest molecules, respectively, with different structures by adding various guest molecules suggests the practical feasibility of [...]
, Ahn, H-J
, Han, H.W.
, Park, W-W
, Sohn, K.Y.
, Inje University, KR
In this work, the microstructure and electrochemical properties of Si-Mn-Cr alloy specimens prepared by a rapid solidification process and a conventionally-solidified process have been investigated. Si70Mn15Cr15 alloy ribbons by atomic ratio were prepared by two [...]
In this work, Si-Ni-Al and Si-Ni-Cu-Al alloy ribbons were fabricated by a rapid solidification process to minimize the effect of the volume change of silicon particles. Thin ribbons with thicknesses of 10~20μm were fabricated by [...]
Abstract: Renewable Energy has gained a significant attention in recent years due to high energy cost and adverse environmental impacts of conventional fossil fuels. One of the major challenges for the renewable energy systems remains [...]
, Bensaoula, A.
, Randall Lee, T.
, Rittikulsittichai, S.
, Singh, R.
, Thanasarakhan, T.
, University of Houston, US
This paper addresses materials and processes for energy storage in high k embedded capacitors using metal nanoparticles coated and uncoated SiO2 shells (M@SiO2, where M = Au, Ag, and Ti)) and high K polymer matrices [...]
, Eilertsen, T.
, Jung, D.Y.
, Ranade, A.P.
, Sammakia, B.G.
, Binghamton University, US
A prototype electrode was constructed to verify the optimization of composition of materials for the supercapacitors. Surface area analysis and SEM images were used initially to select the most appropriate active carbon from a group [...]
Fuel cells are electrochemical cells that convert chemical energy into electrical energy with efficiencies up to 80%; they are a promising potential replacement for internal combustion engines in automobiles. However, carbon monoxide poisoning of the [...]
A hydroelectric fuel cell system is designed for stand-alone household generator to meet the need of home electricity behind national electrical network in Vietnam. The energy system utilizes water to generate H2 by the reduction [...]
, Aricò, A.S.
, Baglio, V.
, Briguglio, N.
, Di Blasi, A.
, Siracusano, S.
, Stassi, A.
, CNR ITAE, IT
Electrolysis systems based on PEMs have a number of advantages in comparison to the traditional alkaline electrolyzers, such as ecological cleanliness, considerably smaller mass–volume characteristics and, essentially, a high degree of gases purity. The main [...]
Among clean fuel alternatives hydrogen is one of the most attractive fuels due to its abundance, easy synthesis, and non-polluting nature when used in fuel cells. Recently carbon-based materials which have high specific surface area [...]
This study focuses on the synthesis of TiO2 nanotube arrays and its application for hydrogen generation from photo-assisted water-splitting reaction. In the synthesis approach, an nt-TiO2/Ti/nt-TiO2 structure was synthesized using electrochemical anodization in fluorine (F-) [...]
Mechanical energy harvesters ensure an important electromechanical coupling when their natural frequency matches the input frequency. Nevertheless, in many situations the driving frequency is not known or it might change over time. In that case, [...]
A microscale solar power project was completed to provide electricity to a small, remote village in Uganda. The system electrified 50 homes, one school, and one pharmacy with a very low cost. The success of [...]
Adsorption-Enhanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (AE-CAES) uses nano-porous materials to adsorb air. The use of an adsorbent changes the effective equation of state for air, so that it becomes possible to operate the system at [...]
An unmet need has been identified: a high power and high energy density system that is environmentally safe and economically affordable is in urgent need. E. Chen’s group recently reported an innovative approach: using an [...]
As the use of renewable electricity grows, energy storage is becoming a better solution to grid destabilization challenges associated with resource intermittency. With cost being a key barrier to widespread adoption, buoyant energy storage technology [...]
A novel principle for generation of clean and abundant energy is presented . The required ability to move matter comes from a new source: clocking mechanism of: Universe’s nonlocality. The phenomenon of nonlocality – instantaneous [...]
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites
Published: June 13, 2011
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability
Topics: Energy Storage