Novel Materials for Hydrogen Supplies and Storage for Fuel Cells

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20511
Amount: $247,986.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7960 S. Kolb Rd, Tucson, AZ, 85706
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. R.o. Loutfy
 (602) 574-1980
Business Contact
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Research Institution
A novel and newly discovered C60 carbon material was found to exhibit unique electrochemical and physical properties. C60 and catalyzed C60 electrodes for hydrogen storage and supplies will be fabricated by vapor deposition and dry pressing. These electrodes will be fully characterized as hydrogen electrodes in C60Hx-air fuel cells. The nature of the electrochemical hydrogenation and dehydrogenation of C60 as a function of environmental conditions will be established. A fuel cell will also be characterized including its self-discharge, charge and discharge characteristics and efficiency to establish the viability of htis system as a low cost, light weight, high power density secondary battery for producing power on the battlefield.

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