This is Cindy's page for the Intro to Nanotechnology page for Clarion University. I am a Chemistry major and hoping to minor in nanotech. I am interested in using nanotechnology for agriculture, cancer research, and alternative energy.
Main Focus[edit | edit source]
I have decided to focus my main article on the improvement of fuel cell membrane using carbon-nanotube (single or multi-walled) synthesis. I would also like to hit on the research being done to synthesize hydrogen using solar (eg. voltaic cells) as shown in the bottom part of the lit review.
My Pages[edit | edit source]
Literature review for PH 254: Intro to Nanotechnology[edit | edit source]
peer reviewed search[edit | edit source]
Google Scholar- http://scholar.google.com/ "single-walled carbon nanotubes in fuel cells"
Composite electrodes made of Pt nanoparticles deposited on carbon nanotubes grown on fuel cell backings
Homogeneous and controllable Pt particles deposited on multi-wall carbon nanotubes as cathode catalyst for direct methanol fuel cells
Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube-Based Proton Exchange Membrane Assembly for Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Preparation and characterization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes supported PtRu catalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cells
Molecular simulation of hydrogen adsorption in single-walled carbon nanotubes and idealized carbon (explores how hydrogen is absorbed through the nanotube). …
Optimization of carbon nanotube arrays for hydrogen adsorption
Hydrogen adsorption and cohesive energy of single-walled carbon nanotubes http://smalley.rice.edu/rick's%20publications/APL74-2307.pdf
Resistance vs. pressure of single-wall carbon nanotubes (hydrogen gives a lot of pressure)
search: hydrogen proton exchange membrane fuel cells single walled carbon nanotubes[edit | edit source]
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells with carbon nanotube based electrodes http://web.archive.org/web/20070417224205/http://www.cert.ucr.edu/research/pubs/wang-29.pdf
Single-wall carbon nanotube-based proton exchange membrane assembly for hydrogen fuel cells
http://www.mrs.org/publications/ search: carbon nanotube membrane fuel cell hydrogen Carbon Nanotube Free-Standing Film of Pt/MWNTs as a Bifunctional Component in Hydrogen Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (purchase required)
http://www.clarion.edu/library/journals.shtml went to proquest and basic search: hydrogen fuel cell carbon nanotube membrane.
Carbon nanotubes in hydrogen fuel cells http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1414124991&sid=1&Fmt=14&clientId=3405&RQT=309&VName=PQD
general search[edit | edit source]
http://www.google.com search: how nanotechnology is improving the hydrogen fuel cell
Fuel Cells: Improvements using nanotechnologyFUEL CELL IMPROVEMENTS USING NANOTECHNOLOGY. How can nanotechnology improve fuel cells? Catalysts are used with fuels such as hydrogen or methanol to ... http://www.understandingnano.com/fuel-cells.html - 25k - Cached - Similar pages
Small Times - Nano enables practical, portable fuel cellsSome of the initial commercial portable fuel cells improve conventional methanol .... Progress continues as well with hydrogen fuel cells for higher-power ...
Nanotechnology provides safer fuel cells Hydrogen fuel cells convert hydrogen and oxygen into water, using the chemical energy ... with their increased flexibility also improving performance. ...
Nanotechnology hold promise for new hydrogen fuel technologiesJun 29, 2005 ... PhysOrg news: Nanotechnology hold promise for new hydrogen fuel ... at making vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells available, practical, ... http://www.physorg.com/news4843.html - 24k - Cached - Similar pages
Fuel Cells - Potential Applications in Space and Nanotechnology ...Nanotechnology Techniques for Improving Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC). Nanomaterials Can Offer an Efficient Method for Hydrogen Storage for Mobile ... http://www.azonano.com/details.asp?ArticleID=1123 - 51k - Cached - Similar pages
Nanotechnology Today: ASU embarks on innovative fuel cell projectA hydrogen powered fuel cell has positive and negative ends just like a battery. .... Sunday, February 19, 2006 Nanotech to improve health care delivery, ... http://nanotechnologytoday.blogspot.com/2007/02/asu-embarks-on-innovative-fuel-cell.html - 128k - Cached - Similar pages
Nanotechnology Today: Fuel Cell Material Advance NanocompositeFuel cells convert chemical energy, usually from hydrogen, to electrical energy. ..... Sunday, February 19, 2006 Nanotech to improve health care delivery, ... http://nanotechnologytoday.blogspot.com/2006/10/fuel-cell-material-advance.html - 130k - Cached - Similar pages
Nanotechnology could clean up the hydrogen car's dirty little secretJul 19, 2007 ... True Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles basically are electric cars (having a ... have shown that they improve the efficiency of these cells. ... http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=2239.php - 35k - Cached - Similar pages
Nanotechnology and Fuel CellsNanotechnology and Fuel Cells. Published Sun, 2007-06-03 15:13 ... one option, the hydrogen fuel cell has been relatively neglected through insufficient ... http://www.technologynewsdaily.com/node/7084 - 17k - Cached - Similar pages
DOC] News ReleaseFile Format: Microsoft Word - View as HTML HydroGen Corp. manufactures megawatt scale fuel cell systems using the ... This project will use these nano-sized devices to improve the efficiency, ...
- Nano-scale fuel cells may be closer than we think, thanks to an inexpensive new manufacturing method
http://www.google.com search: Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells with Carbon Nanotube Based Electrodes
[PDF] No Job NameFile Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. with Carbon Nanotube Based Electrodes. Cheng Wang, Mahesh Waje, Xin Wang, Jason M. Tang, Robert C. Haddon, and ... http://web.archive.org/web/20070417224205/http://www.cert.ucr.edu/research/pubs/wang-29.pdf - Similar pages
Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube-Based Proton Exchange Membrane ...Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube-Based Proton Exchange Membrane Assembly for Hydrogen ... A membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for hydrogen fuel cells has been ... http://web.archive.org/web/20081021191652/http://pubs.acs.org:80/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/langd5/2005/21/i18/abs/la051499j.html - Similar pages
Novel Nanomaterials Development in Membrane Electrode Assembly for ...The Durability Investigation of Carbon Nanotube as Catalyst Support for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Electrode. Journal of Power Sources (2006), ... http://aiche.confex.com/aiche/2007/preliminaryprogram/abstract_97336.htm - 11k - Cached - Similar pages
[PDF] Oriented Carbon Nanotube Film for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel ...File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML Oriented Carbon Nanotube Film for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells ... Compared with previous CNT-based electrodes, the advantages of this new ...
Carbon nanotube free-standing membrane as gas diffusion layer in ...Yan, Y.: ‘Proton exchange membrane fuel cells with carbon. nanotube based electrodes’, Nano Lett., 2004, 4, pp. 345–348. 7 Liu, Z., Lin, X., Lee, J.Y., ... http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/iel5/11102/35596/01687701.pdf?isnumber=35596&prod=&arnumber=1687701&arSt=... - Similar pages
Nanostructured Gas Diffusion and Catalyst Layers for Proton ...Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. Nanotube devices ... The membrane electrode assembly (MEA) with SWCNT-based GDLs and MWCNTs supported Pt catalyst ...
Platinum/Carbon Nanotubes in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells ...Scientists have investigated increasing platinum utilisation in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) by using multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs). http://www.azonano.com/details.asp?ArticleID=1166 - 53k - Cached - Similar pages
[PDF] Functionalized Aligned Carbon Nanotubes as a Novel Catalytic ...File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML A Novel Electrode Catalyst for Proton Exchange. Membrane Fuel Cell using Aligned Carbon Nanotube,” Fuel Cell Seminar. 2005. Extended Abstract ... http://web.archive.org/web/20060922201825/http://www.cmt.anl.gov/Science_and_Technology/Fuel_Cells/Publications/Aligned_Carbon_Nanotubes.pdf - Similar pages
PEM fuel cell electrodes using Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes ...single test setup based around an ElectroChem fuel cell (FC25-02SP). ... Carbon Nanotube Electrode Assemblies for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. ... http://www.mrs.org/s_mrs/bin.asp?CID=6232&DID=172889&DOC=FILE.PDF - Similar pages
Nanowire-based membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells ...A nanowire for use in a fuel cell comprising a carbon nanotube or silicon .... The present invention provides a proton exchange membrane fuel cell with ... http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7179561.html - 111k - Cached - Similar pages
(WO/2004/109837) FUEL CELL ELECTRODE COMPRISING CARBON NANOTUBESA PEM fuel cell comprising an anode electrode, a cathode electrode and a proton exchange membrane, wherein the anode electrode comprises single-wall carbon ... http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO=2004%2F109837&IA=WO2004%2F109837&DISPLAY=CLAIMS - 31k - Cached - Similar pages
Internet Explorer http://web.archive.org/web/20090510215432/http://www.smalltimes.com/
Search for hydrogen fuel cell:
Small Times - Brookhaven researchers discover unexpected fuel cell ... ... With the goal of producing "clean" hydrogen for fuel cell reactions in mind, the researchers determined why two next-generation catalysts including gold, cerium ...
Small Times - Nano enables practical, portable fuel cells ... Using pure hydrogen gas for fuel directly allows the simplest and most efficient fuel cell, but transporting and storing the hydrogen can be troublesome. ...
Small Times - New membrane makes cheaper, stronger fuel cells ... fuel cells - Experts may continue debating whether a hydrogen-powered energy ... is pushing forward with what he calls a breakthrough fuel cell membrane technology ...
Energy - Small Times Magazine: Coverage of nanotechnology for ... ... March 11, 2003 Konarka acquires organic solar cell technology Konarka ... metal-organic "nanocubes" that can store and release hydrogen to power fuel cells for ...
Auto / Aero - Small Times Magazine: Coverage of MEMS ... ... Instead, the vice president of engineering for fuel cell developer Plug Power will ... No flowing descriptions of how the device will enable the hydrogen economy ...
Small Times - Energy department awards $3M for solar hydrogen ... ... The grant calls for developing Hydrogen Solar's Tandem Cell, which converts light and water directly into hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen ...
Small Times - TINY CHIPS SQUEEZE INTO TIGHT SPOTS,
SERVING ... ... Applications under development include films for hydrogen or sulfide detection, polymer films ... These are suited for fuel cell monitoring, the detection of leaks ...
Small Times - Automated research: Not just for pharma ... smaller amounts of costly metals for fuel-cell applications. Work for DOE that involved screening hundreds of catalysts for releasing hydrogen from chemical ... http://web.archive.org/web/20090510215432/http://www.smalltimes.com//display_article/287234/109/ARTCL/none/none... - 58k - 2007-03-01
Nanotechnology Articles Archives - Small Times Magazine - News ... ... awards $3M for solar hydrogen technology project Konarka acquires Siemens solar cell research View ... membrane makes cheaper, stronger fuel cells MEMSIC ... http://web.archive.org/web/20090510215432/http://www.smalltimes.com//archives/issue_archives.cfm?pubyear=2004&p... - 38k
http://www.google.com search: How to build your own fuel cell
- HOW TO - Build your own band aid fuel cell (very interesting)
- Build Your Own Fuel Cells 5L MEA 10cm 2, product costs $46.36
Fuel Cell Car Experiment Kit 
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Toy Car 
Searches for ways to produce hydrogen economically[edit | edit source]
www.google.com search: using solar to produce hydrogen
- Solar Hydrogen Process Produces Energy from Water
- Tandem Cell
- Researchers Close To Producing Inexpensive Hydrogen Using Solar Energy
- Nanotechnology to Create Green Hydrogen
- Canadian Group Produces Hydrogen from Water Using Solar Energy
- British company, Hydrogen solar, greatly increases the efficiency of creating hydrogen from solar panels by using nanotechnology
- Solar Power Splits Water Into Hydrogen And Oxygen Using Unique Method
- Solar Generated Hydrogen Becoming More Affordable
- Emerging Uses of Nanotechnology in the Energy Industry Presentation to Melbourne Branch, 24 September 2004
- renewable hydrogen
- Nanotechnology could clean up the hydrogen car's dirty little secret
- America's Solar Energy Potential
- Engineers perfecting hydrogen-generating technology
- Sunlight Used To Produce Hydrogen From Water
- Nanostructured Membranes: A New Class of Protonic Conductor for Miniature Fuel Cells 15/7/2005 *** (full-text)