2004 Joint International Meeting

October 3-October 8, 2004


P1 - Advances in Energy Conversion and Storage

Energy Technology/Battery/Physical Electrochemistry

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Rainbow 2, Lower Level, Rainbow Tower

Co-Chairs: D. Scherson and M.A. Ryan

10:001462 Functionalization of Nickel on 4-Aminothiophenol Modified Glassy Carbon Electrodes and the Enhanced Electrochemical Activity towards the Oxidation of Ethanol - J. Marwan, O. Ghodbane, G. Chamoulaud, and D. Bélanger (Université de Québec à Montréal)
10:151463 Reducing Mass Transport Limitations by the Application of Special Pulsed Current Modes - B. Purushothaman, P. Morrison Jr., and U. Landau (Case Western Reserve University)
10:301464 Electrochemically Assisted Growth of Cr Contaminants and Concomitant Loss of Activity in LSM-Based SOFC Cathodes - S. Paulson, K. Haynes, and V. Birss (University of Calgary)
10:451465 Implantable Nickel Hydrogen Batteries for Bio-Power Applications - B. Purushothaman, W. Tam, and J. Wainright (Case Western Reserve University)
11:001466 Single-particle Microbatteries - A. Palencsar, Q. Shi, and D. Scherson (Case Western Reserve University)
11:151467 Electrodeposition and Nanoscale Characterization of CuInSe2 on Flexible Polymer for Applications in Thin film Solar Cells - H.-H. Chen, E. Kalu, and P. Kalu (FAMU-FSU College of Engineering)
11:301468 Electrochemical Oxidation of Dimethyl Ether and Reaction Products - Y. Liu, I. Mizutani, S. Mitsushima, K.-I. Ota, and N. Kamiya (Department of Energy and Safety Engineering,Yokohama National University)
11:451469 Ammonia Electrolysis to Power a Hydrogen Fuel Cell: Case Study of an Integrated System - F. Vitse and G. Botte (Ohio University)
12:001470 Non-destructive Testing of Materials and Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage - E. Shembel, V. Redko, V. Khandetsky (Ener1, Inc.), P. Novak (Ener1 Group, Inc.), and K. Kylyvnyk (Ener1, Inc.)

DMFC Membranes and Cells

Co-Chairs: T. Valdez and S. Mukerjee

13:301471 The Importance of Interfaces in Membrane Optimization for DMFCs - Y.S. Kim (Los Alamos Nation Laboratory), J. McGrath (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), and B. Pivovar (Los Alamos Nation Laboratory)
13:451472 The Effect of Methanol Concentration on Membrane Conductivity and Interfacial Resistance in DMFCs - Y.S. Kim and B. Pivovar (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
14:001473 High proton conducting and low methanol crossover Nafion/Hydroxyapatite (HA) composite membrane - Y.-S. Park and Y. Yamazaki (Tokyo Institute of technology)
14:151474 Investigation of Sulfonated Polyimide Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - J.M. Song, N. Asano, K. Miyatake, H. Uchida, and M. Watanabe (University of Yamanashi, Clean Energy Research Center)
14:301475 Sulfonated Polyphosphazene-Polybenzimidazole Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - R. Wycisk, J. Lee, and P. Pintauro (Case Western Reserve University)
14:451476 Zeolites as Inorganic Fillers in Composite Membranes for High Temperature Direct Methanol Fuel Cells - V. Baglio, A. Di Blasi, A.S. Arico' (CNR-ITAE), P.L. Antonucci (University of Reggio Calabria), F. Nannetti, V. Tricoli (University of Pisa), and V. Antonucci (CNR-ITAE)
15:001477 A Micro porous Evaporation Plate to Reduce Methanol Crossover in a DMFC - R. Zhang, R. Kunz, and J. Fenton (University of Connecticut)
15:15 Fifteen-Minute Intermission

DMFC Catalysis

Co-Chairs: T. Valdez and S. Mukerjee

15:301478 Influence of Interfacial Water Activity in the Electrocatalysis of CO and Methanol Oxidation: Combination of Electrochemistry and Synchrotron based In-situ XAS Data - V. Murthi and S. Mukerjee (Northeastern University)
15:451479 The Proton Conductivity of DMFC Catalyst Layers - K. Wippermann, K. Klafki, and D. Stolten (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
16:001480 Temperature Effect on Methanol and Ethanol Electrooxidation at Pt/C and Pt-Ru/C Microporous Electrodes - C.-G. Lee (KEPRI), M. Umeda (Nagaoka University of Technology), and I. Uchida (Tohoku University)
16:151481 Methanol-tolerant Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts based on Carbon-supported Platinum-Macrocycles - X. Li, K.C.L. Hui, and I.-M. Hsing (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
16:301482 Selective Oxygen Reduction on Platinum by Additives in the Presence of Methanol - H. Shiroishi, Y. Ayato (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), J. Rais (Nuclear Research Institute plc Rez), K. Kunimatsu (Yamanashi University), and T. Okada (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
16:451483 Influence of Platinum Loading on the Electrochemical Behaviour of Low Temperature DMFCs - A. Di Blasi, V. Baglio, P. Cretì, E. Modica, V. Antonucci, and A.S. Arico' (CNR-ITAE)
17:001484 Non-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells: Methanol-Tolerant Cathode Catalyst - S. Levendosky, P. Atanassov (University of New Mexico), B. Piela, and P. Zelenay (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
17:151485 Effect of TiO_2 Addition to the Anode of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell - H. Fukunaga, T. Ishida, T. Sonohara (Shinshu University), and K. Yamada (Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth)

DMFC Stacks

Co-Chairs: T. Valdez and S. Mukerjee

17:301486 Direct Methanol Fuel Cell System for Armored Vehicle Applications - T. Valdez, A. Abtahi, F. Clara, M.L. Young, and S. Narayanan (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
17:451487 Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology and Products for Portable Power Applications - S. Gottesfeld (MTI Microfuel Cells)
18:001488 A Novel Passive-DMFC Abailable with Conc. Methanol - N. Nakagawa, A. Nakazawa, and K. Kobayashi (Gunma University)

Coral Lounge, Level 6, Mid Pacific Conference Center

Wednesday Evening Poster Session

o1489 Electric and thermal characteristics of multilayer thermionic power devices - R. Lewis, B. Lough, and C. Zhang (University of Wollongong)
o1490 Electroosmosis in proton exchange membranes : calculation of efficiency of energy conversion - P. Schaetzel, B. Riffault (Universite de Caen), and Q.T. Nguyen (Universite De caen)