201st Meeting - Philadelphia, PA

May 12-17, 2002


C1 - Nanophase Materials For Batteries and Fuel Cells

Battery/Energy Technology/Physical Electrochemistry

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Franklin Hall, Level 4

Co-Chairs: R. Bugga and S. Greenbaum

o155 Synthesis and Electrochemical Behavior of Superdense LiC_2 Prepared by Ball-milling - R. Marassi, R. Janot (Universita Camerino), D. Guerard, D. Sklovsky (Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide Mineral), J. Conard (Moscow State University), and R. Tossici (Centre de Recherche sur la Materie Divisee)
o156 Sonochemical Coating of Nanosized Metal Oxide on Cathode Materials for Li-Rechargeable Batteries - K.-H. Kim and K.-B. Kim (Yonsei University)
o157 Electrooxidation of Methanol on Pt-Ru Catalysts Supported on Different Carbon Materials - Z. Liu, L.M. Gan, J.Y. Lee, and M. Han (Institute of Materials Research and Engineering)
o158 Sythesis, Characterization, and Morphological Influence of Bisphenol Strucure on the Direct Synthesis of Sulfonated Poly(Arylene Ether Suflone)s - W. Harrison, F. Wang, Y.-S. Kim, M. Hickner, and J.E. McGrath (Virginia Tech)
o159 Novel Sulfonated Poly(arylene ether ketone)s as Proton Exchange Membranes - F. Wang (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), R. Hopp (University of Wisconsin), Y.C. Kim, M. Hickner (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), T. Zawodzinski (Los Alamos National Laboratory), and J. McGrath (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Salon B, Level 5

Nanophase Anode and Eletrolyte Materials for Li Batteries

Co-Chairs: R. Bugga and S. Greenbaum

8:00160 Electrochemical Li-ion Intercalation into Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes - Y. Luo (Case Western Reserve University), R. Vander Wal, L. Hall (The National Center for Microgravity Research), and D. Scherson (Case Western Reserve University)
8:20161 Carbon Nanotube Composites of Sb, Sn_2Sb and Sn2Co Alloys as Li-ion Battery Anodes - W.X. Chen, J.Y. Lee, and Z.L. Liu (National University of Singapore)
8:40162 New Silicon and Titanium Boride Nanocomposite Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries - I.-S. Kim, P. Kumta (Carnegie Mellon University), and G. Blomgren (Blomgren consulting Services, Ltd.)
9:00163 Electrochemical Properties of Li-Zn-Al Nanocomposite Materials Prepared by Hydrogen Driven Metallurgical Reactions (HDMR Process) - J.R. Johnson and J. Reilly (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
9:20164 A Study on Li+ Diffusion Behavior in Li4Ti5O12 Thin Film Electrode Prepared Through PVP Sol-Gel Process - Y.H. Rho and K. Kanamura (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
9:40165 Effects of Inorganic Fillers on Electrochemical and Rheological Properties of Composite Polymer Electrolytes - J. Zhou, P. Fedkiw, and S. Khan (North Carolina State University)
10:00166 Composite Polymer Electrolytes for Li Batteries; Enhancement of Properties due to Modification of Inorganic Component - L. Bronstein, R. Karlinsey, K. Ritter, C. Joo, E. Ashcraft, and J. Zwanziger (Indiana University)
10:20167 Synthesis,Characterization and Electrochemical Properties of PVDF-HFP-g-PMMA Gel Electrolytes - Y. Liu, J.Y. Lee, and L. Hong (National University of Singapore)
10:40 Thirty-Minute Intermission -

Salon B, Level 5

Nanophase Cathode Materials for Li Batteries

Co-Chairs: W. Smyrl and A. Manthiram

1:40168 Nanaocrystalline Lithium Manganese Oxide Cathodes for Thin Film Batteries - N.J. Dudney (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
2:00169 Synthesis of LiCoO2 Nanowire Arrays from Co Electrodeposits - W. West, J. Whitacre, N. Myung, and R. Bugga (California Institute of Technology)
2:20170 A New Cathode Material for Rechargeable Batteries: Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrochemical Performance of "MV3O8.nH2O" - C. Torardi and R. Miao (DuPont Central Research and Development)
2:40171 Reversible Lithium Intercalation in Nano-Sized Alpha-Fe2O3 - D. Larcher, V. Masson (Universite de Picardie), D. Bonnin (Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles), C. Masquelier (Universite de Picardie), Y. Chabre (Universite Joseph Fourier), and J.-M. Tarascon (Universite de Picardie)
3:00172 Nanostructured LiFePO4 Composite Electrodes Prepared by Sol-Gel Template Synthesis - F. Croce, B. Scrosati (University La Sapienza), C.R. Martin, and C. Sides (University of Florida)
3:20173 Electrochemical Characterization of Chemically Derived Nanocrystalline Cobalt Ferrite Spinel - S. Roy and P. Kumta (Carnegie Mellon University)
3:40174 Kinetics of the Relaxation Redox Processes on Nano-FeS_2 in Polymer Electrolytes - E. Shembel, P. Novak (Ener1, Inc.), D. Reisner (US Nanocorp), Y. Polyschuk (Ukrainian State Chemical Technology University), K. Kylyvnyk, T. Pastushkin, O. Chervakov (Ener1, Inc.), L. Neduzhko (Ukrainian State Chemical Technology University), and Y. Volfkovich (Ener1, Inc.)
4:00175 In Situ XAS Study of the Mechanism of Li Interaction with V2O5 Aerogel and Ambigel Cathodes - A. Mansour, P. Smith (Naval Surface Warfare Center), M. Balasubramanian, and J. McBreen (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
4:20176 Vanadium Oxide Nanotubes as Electrode Material - S. Nordlinder, K. Edstrom, T. Gustafsson, J. Lu (Uppsala University), and E. Olsson (Chalmers University of Technology)
4:40177 Nanostructured Nickel/Nickel Oxide Electrodes for Batteries and Fuel Cells - P. Nelson and J. Owen (University of Southampton)

Thursday, May 16, 2002

Salon B, Level 5

Polymer Elecrolytes for Fuel Cells

Co-Chairs: J. McGrath and J. Fenton

8:00178 Metal Oxide/Zeolite Nafion Composite Membranes for PEMFC Operation above 100^(o)C - K. Adjemian, S. Srinivasan, J. Benziger, and A. Bocarsly (Princeton University)
8:20179 Transport of Methanol and Protons in Proton Exchange Membranes - M. Hickner (Virginia Polytechnic Instutute and State University), B. Pivovar (Los Alamos National Laboratory), F. Wang (Virginia Polytechnic Instutute and State University), T. Zawodzinski (Los Alamos National Laboratory), and J. McGrath (Virginia Polytechnic Instutute and State University)
8:40180 Hybrid Polymer Electrolyte to Reduce the fuel cross-over in DMFC - H. Kim, J. Dho, J. Yoon, and H. Chang (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology)
9:00181 Modeling of Proton Transfer in Alternative Non-teflonated PEMFC Membranes for Elevated Temperature Operation - A. Gulla and S. Mukerjee (Northeastern University)
9:20182 Effect of Post Treatment of Sulfonated Poly(Arylene Ether Sulfone) Copolymers on Proton Conductivity - Y. Kim, F. Wang, M. Hickner (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), T. Zawodzinski (Los Alamos National Laboratory), and J. McGrath (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
9:40 Thirty-Minute Intermission -
10:20183 Oxygen Permittivity Studies on Alternative Proton Exchange Membranes Designed for Elevated Temperature Operation - L. Zhang, C. Ma, and S. Mukerjee (Northeastern University)
10:40184 Small-angle X-ray scattering studies on Composite Nafion membranes - S. Tulyani, C. Yang, S. Srinivasan, A. Bocarsly, and J. Benziger (Princeton University)
11:00185 Enhanced Proton Conductivity Through Polymer Membranes Via a Phase-separated Network of Ionic Nano-structures - S. Holdcroft, J. Ding, and C. Chuy (Simon Fraser University)
11:20186 Nafion/Polypyrrole Composite Polymer Electrolytes for Use in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - B.L. Langsdorf, E.B. Easton, J. Sultan, J. Hughes, and P.G. Pickup (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
11:40187 Transport Characteristics at Reaction Layer-Proton Exchange Membrane Interface Designed for Elevated Temperature Operation - C. Ma, S. Mukerjee (Northeastern University), D. Ofer, and B. Nair (Foster Miller Inc.)

Fuel Cell Electrocatalysts

Co-Chairs: S.R. Narayanan and S. Mukerjee

1:40188 Characterization of Unsupported Platinum Nanoparticulates produced via Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition - R. Maric (MicroCoating Technologies), J. Wang (Brookhaven National Laboratory), M. Oljaca (MicroCoating Technologies), R. Adzic (Brookhaven National Laboratory), and P. Faguy (MicroCoating Technologies)
2:00189 A Novel Sol-Gel Based Approach to Synthesize High-Surface-Area Pt-Ru Catalysts as Anodes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - P. Kumta (Carnegie Mellon University)
2:20190 CO Tolerant PEM Fuel Cells Through Magnetic Modification - D. Dunwoody, H. Chung, W. Gellett, and J. Leddy (University of Iowa)
2:40191 Nanostructured Pt-M and Pt-Ru-M (M = Fe, Co and Cu) Catalysts for PEM Fuel Cells - L. Xiong, B. Yang, A.M. Kannan, and A. Manthiram (University of Texas at Austin)
3:00192 Glancing Angle Sputter Deposition of PtRu for the Anodic Oxidation of Methanol - C. Witham and S.R. Narayanan (California Inst. of Technology)
3:20193 Synthesis of Electrocatalyst for Polymer Electroyte Cells using Surfactant-Stabilized PT/RU Alloy Colloids - I.-M. Hsing, X. Wang, and P.-L. Yue (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
3:40194 Nanodispersed Plurimetallic Electrocatalysts for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells - J.-M. Leger, C. Coutanceau, L. Dubau, S. Rousseau, and C. Lamy (University of Poitiers)
4:00195 Increasing PEM Fuel Cell Catalyst Effectiveness Through Sputter Deposition - A. Haug, R. White, J. Weidner (Swearingen Engineering Center), W. Huang, S. Shi (Plug Power, Inc.), and T. Stoner (Energy & Environment Applications Center)
4:20196 Mesoporous Platinum And Platinum-Ruthenium As Electrocatalysts For Fuel Cell Relevant Reactions - A. Kucernak and J. Jiang (Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine)
4:40197 Pt-Mo Catalyst for CO Tolerance in PEMFC - H. Lei, D. Renock, D. Tarnowski, B. Glomski, A. Schechter, and M. Wixom (T/J Technologies,Inc.)
5:00198 A New Synthesis of Chemically Interesting and High Temperature Stable Nano Alloy Particles Using Cyanogel Chemistry - S. Zhu, N. Yao, and A. Bocarsly (Princeton University)
5:20199 CO Tolerance of Pd Rich Platinum Palladium Carbon Supported Electrocatalysts for PEMFC Applications - D.C. Papageorgopoulos, M. Keijzer, J.B.J. Veldhuis, and F.A. de Bruijn (ECN)
5:40200 High Performance Electrode Fabrication for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - C. Lim and C.Y. Wang (The Pennsylvania State University)