High Use Temperature Solid Polymer Electrolyte

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26260
Amount: $68,840.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
140 E. Arrow Highway, San Dimas, CA, 91773
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ying Wang, Ph.d.
 (909) 394-0644
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
New solid polymer electrolytes (SPE's) based on Maxdem's rigid-rod polyphenylene resins are proposed for fuel cell application. The unique rigid-rod structure of the proposed ionomers is expected to lead to high proton conductivity in the absence of condensed water. The need for water management systems adds considerable weight to present fuel cells and prevents operation above about 80 degrees C. Higher operating temperatures would enhance catalyst kinetics and increase current density. Catalysts for direct oxidation of methanol require higher temperatures than available with current SPE's.

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