Integrating Structure with Power in Battery Materials

Report No. ARL-RP-190
Authors: James F. Snyder, Robert H. Carter, and Eric D. Wetzel
Date/Pages: September 2007; 8 pages
Abstract: This report is a reprint from the Proceedings of the 2004 Army Science Conference at Orlando, Florida, in 2004. We have developed a multifunctional material concept that combines structural performance with power generation. Such devices would replace inert structural components in U.S. Army systems, such as a ground vehicle body or a soldiers helmet, and simultaneously provide supplementary power for light load applications. The emphasis of our research is two-fold. We are developing structural polymer electrolytes that exhibit desirable ion conductivity, and we are researching augmentation of overall mechanical properties in polymer based power generating devices.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2007