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Low Temperature, High Energy Density Micro Thin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115744
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X8.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Nano EnerTex
4131 Grennoch Houston, TX 77025-2303
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Low Temperature, High Energy Density Micro Thin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CE04P
Award Amount: $124,964.00
 

Abstract:

A new type of solid oxide fuel cell based on thin film technology and ultra-thin electrolyte is being proposed to develop to realize major reductions in fuel cell size, weight, and operating temperature, while significantly increasing power density. The thin film fuel cell is comprised of a micro-thin electrolyte (thickness ~ 1¿¿m) that is grown on a foil nickel substrate. The nickel substrate is then made into a porous anode by lithographic patterning and etching of the foil. The SOFC structure is completed by the deposition of a thin-film mixed ionic-electronic conducting oxide cathode on the electrolyte. Preliminary data has shoen the thin film fuel cell to have an output of ~ 100mA/cm2 at temperatures as low as 500C?more than 400C lower than for typical bulk SOFC's. A single cell has a total thickness of 15-20 micron, and the integration of interconnects to the cells to form a stack is projected to result in a cell power density of>5W/cm3?more than 20x greater than typical SOFC's.

Principal Investigator:

Ali Zomorrodian
Principal Investigator
7136679558
lignatiev@netscape.net

Business Contact:

Laura Ignatiev
Business Official
7136679558
lignatiev@netscape.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nano EnerTex
4131 Grennoch Houston, TX 77025-2303

EIN/Tax ID: 204260903
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No