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Title: Conducting polymers: Synthesis and industrial applications

The Conducting Polymer project funded by the AIM Materials Program is developing new methods for the synthesis of electronically conducting polymers and is evaluating new industrial applications for these materials which will result in significant reductions in energy usage or industrial waste. The applications specifically addressed during FY 1994 are electrochemical capacitors and membranes for gas separation. As an active material in electrochemical capacitors, conducting polymers have the potential of storing large amounts of electrical energy in low cost materials. Such devices are needed in electronics for power failure back-up and peak power, in power supplies for filtering, and in electric vehicles for peak power and load leveling. As a gas electrically adapt the membrane for specific gas combinations. Potential energy savings in the US. for this application are estimated at 1 to 3 quads/yr.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
105129
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM--12963
ON: DE95016129; TRN: 95:006492-0018
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Advanced Industrial Materials (AIM) Program. Annual progress report, FY 1994; Sorrell, C.A.; PB: 341 p.
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; MEMBRANES; FABRICATION; CAPACITORS; TESTING; POLYMERS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; PERMEABILITY; PROGRESS REPORT; FILMS; MEMBRANE TRANSPORT; COMMERCIALIZATION; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER