Carbon Nanotube/Microwave Interactions and Applications to Hydrogen Fuel Cells.

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One of the leading problems that will be carried into the 21st century is that of alternative fuels to get our planet away from the consumption of fossil fuels. There has been a growing interest in the use of nanotechnology to somehow aid in this progression. There are several unanswered questions in how to do this. It is known that carbon nanotubes will store hydrogen but it is unclear how to increase that storage capacity and how to remove this hydrogen fuel once stored. This document offers some answers to these questions. It is possible to implant more hydrogen in ... continued below

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Imholt, Timothy James May 2004.

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One of the leading problems that will be carried into the 21st century is that of alternative fuels to get our planet away from the consumption of fossil fuels. There has been a growing interest in the use of nanotechnology to somehow aid in this progression. There are several unanswered questions in how to do this. It is known that carbon nanotubes will store hydrogen but it is unclear how to increase that storage capacity and how to remove this hydrogen fuel once stored. This document offers some answers to these questions. It is possible to implant more hydrogen in a nanotube sample using a technique of ion implantation at energy levels ~50keV and below. This, accompanied with the rapid removal of that stored hydrogen through the application of a microwave field, proves to be one promising avenue to solve these two unanswered questions.

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Imholt, Timothy James. Carbon Nanotube/Microwave Interactions and Applications to Hydrogen Fuel Cells., dissertation, May 2004; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5796/: accessed June 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .