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dc.contributor.advisorHarry L. Tuller.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Roger J., 1974-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-24T23:25:29Z
dc.date.available2005-08-24T23:25:29Z
dc.date.copyright2003en_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/7977
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, 2003.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 67-70).en_US
dc.description.abstractMicro solid oxide fuel cells are one type of fuel cell being researched for use in portable electronic devices or applications requiring portable power. This emerging technology combines fuel cell technology with microfabrication technology to achieve a micro sized fuel cell on a small silicon die. The potential exists for outperforming standard battery technology by an order of magnitude. A review of micro solid oxide fuel cell technology and its main technical challenges is done. Critical evaluation of the energy density of the micro solid oxide fuel cell based on assumptions of efficiency and packaging is made. Discussion of possible use models of micro solid oxide fuel cells and outside factors affecting their adoption by both military and consumer markets is given. A survey of intellectual property related to the field is performed, along with a summary of companies active in the area. A rough cost model for production and brief commercialization outlook is presented.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Roger J. Lin.en_US
dc.format.extent70 leavesen_US
dc.format.extent7413819 bytes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectMaterials Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.titleEvaluation of micro solid oxide fuel cell technologyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc54809465en_US


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