Nanostructured Materials Development for Space Power

Ryne Raffaelle, B Landi, J Elich, T Gennett, S Castro, S Bailey, A Hepp
2003 41st Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit   unpublished
There have been many recent advances in the use of nanostructured materials for space power applications. In particular, the use of high purity single wall nanotubes holds promise for a variety of generation and storage devices including: thin film lithium ion batteries, microelectronic proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, polymeric thin film solar cells, and thermionic power supplies is presented. Semiconducting quantum dots alone and in conjunction with carbon nanotubes are also being
more » ... vestigated for possible use in high efficiency photovoltaic solar cells. This paper will review some of the work being done at RIT in conjunction with the NASA Glenn Research Center to utilize nanomaterials in space power devices. This is a preprint or reprint of a paper intended for presentation at a conference. Because changes may be made before formal. publication, this is made available with thb understanding that it will not be cited or reproduced without the permission of the author.
doi:10.2514/6.2003-1111 fatcat:5npmumtfvnb7ve6eszqepnpo5m