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1. Findings and Recommendations the NIST Workshop on Alternative Fuels and Materials: Biocorrosion
Series: Journal of Research (NIST JRES)
Topic: Alternative Energy
Published: 5/4/2015
Authors: Elisabeth Mansfield, Jeffrey W Sowards, Wendy J. Crookes-Goodson
Abstract: The Applied Chemicals and Materials Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted a workshop to identify and prioritize testing and data challenges in the area of biocorrosion. Materials used to store and distribute al ...

Topic: Alternative Energy
Published: 8/29/2014
Authors: Jeffrey W Sowards, Elisabeth Mansfield
Abstract: Much of the gasoline sold in the U.S. is blended with ethanol. Some components associated with underground storage tanks (UST) dispensing these blended fuels (namely the sumps containing submersible pumps) are experiencing rapid degradation due t ...

3. Pressure-controlled advanced distillation curve analysis and rotational viscometry of swine manure pyrolysis oil
Topic: Alternative Energy
Published: 4/26/2014
Authors: Peter Y. Hsieh, Thomas J Bruno
Abstract: Pyrolysis is an effective method of converting agricultural byproducts to a tarry complex fluid suitable for use as a liquid fuel. While superficially similar in appearance to crude petroleum, pyrolysis oil contains significantly more oxygenated and ...

4. Fast and Reliable Spectral Response Measurements of PV Cells Using Light Emitting Diodes
Topic: Alternative Energy
Published: 1/1/2014
Authors: Behrang H Hamadani, John F Roller, Brian P Dougherty, Howard W Yoon
Abstract: We present a measurement system for absolute differential spectral responsivity of solar cells based on high-powered LED arrays coupled to an optical light guide capable of large area illumination. Two different measurement techniques were developed ...

5. Mapping the Local Photo-Electronic Properties of Polycrystalline Solar Cells through High Resolution Laser-Beam-Induced Current Microscopy
Topic: Alternative Energy
Published: 1/1/2014
Authors: Marina S. Leite, Maxim Abashin, Henri J Lezec, Anthony G Gianfrancesco, Albert A. Talin, Nikolai B Zhitenev
Abstract: To boost the efficiency of thin film polycrystalline solar cells that are microscopically inhomogeneous, it is imperative to understand how the grain cores (GCs) and grain boundaries (GBs) within these materials affect its overall electronic properti ...

6. Fabrication and characterization of nanostructured III-V thermoelectric materials
Topic: Alternative Energy
Published: 9/26/2013
Authors: Clint Joseph Novotny, Fred Sharifi
Abstract: Approximately two thirds of all fossil fuel used is lost as heat. Thermoelectric materials, which convert heat into electrical energy, may provide a solution to partially recover some of this lost energy. To date, most commercial thermoelectric mater ...

7. Absolute spectral responsivity measurements of solar cells by a hybrid optical technique
Topic: Alternative Energy
Published: 7/15/2013
Authors: Behrang H Hamadani, John F Roller, Brian P Dougherty, Fiona Persaud, Howard W Yoon
Abstract: An irradiance mode, absolute differential spectral response measurement system for solar cells is presented. The system is based on combining the monochromator-based approach of determining the power mode spectral responsivity of cells with an LED-b ...

Topic: Alternative Energy
Published: 7/14/2013
Authors: Andrew J Slifka, Elizabeth S Drexler, Robert L Amaro, Damian S Lauria, April Stevenson, Douglas G Stalheim, Louis E Hayden
Abstract: Tests on the fatigue crack growth rate were conducted on four pipeline steels, two of grade API 5L- X52 and two API 5L-X70. One X52 material was from the mid 1960s and the other was manufactured in 2011. The two X70 materials had a similar vintage ...

9. A Humidity Generator for Temperatures to 200 °C and Pressures to 1.6 MPa
Topic: Alternative Energy
Published: 11/30/2012
Authors: D Vega-Maza, W Wyatt Miller, Dean C Ripple, Gregory E Scace
Abstract: We have constructed a new humidity generator that produces gas streams of known moisture content at temperatures from 85 °C to 200 °C, absolute pressures from 0.2 MPa to 1.6 MPa, and relative humidities from 10 % to 90 %. The generator produces a moi ...

10. Electrolyte stability determines scaling limits for solid-state 3D Li-ion batteries
Topic: Alternative Energy
Published: 12/20/2011
Authors: Dmitry Alexandrovich Ruzmetov, Vladimir Pavlovich Oleshko, Paul M Haney, Henri J Lezec, K Karki, K Baloch, Amit K Agrawal, Albert Davydov, Sergiy Krylyuk, Y Liu, JY Huang, Mihaela M. Tanase, John Cumings, Albert A. Talin
Abstract: Rechargeable, all-solid state Li-ion batteries (LIBs) with high specific capacity and small footprint are highly desirable to power an emerging class of miniature, autonomous microsystems that operate without a hardwire for power or communications. A ...

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